On Thu, Jun 22, 2000 at 04:31:01PM +0200, McDaid, Aaron came forth with:
> > You can run X over ssh can't you?
>> Anyway, I've always wanted to know how the hell
> that worked. What's the processes DISPLAY variable.
> I suppose it couldnt' be the target display (your
> machine) because that would defeat the purpose (a
> sniffer could see the plain X packets.
it forwards the port (which is reasonably well known), and changes
the display. The display variable (califia:0.0) picks
a port.. so through ssh it would be califia:10.0, or whatever,
which is forwarded via an ssh tunnel to the other end. Exactly
the same way as it forwards any other connection I think..
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