[olug] X tunneling

Mike Hostetler thehaas at matrix.binary.net
Thu Nov 1 16:39:32 UTC 2001

On Fri, Nov 02, 2001 at 12:34:26AM +0800, Adam Lassek wrote:
> Has anybody here successfully tunelled X over the internet? I would like to know if it is possible to tunnel an X application through one or more computers, preferrably over ssh. I have done remote X applications before, but that was a direct connection between two computers on the same network. This time, I have a couple hops inbetween and I'm wondering if it would even be possible.

It's been a few years, but yeah, I've done it.  It can be slow (depending
on how many hops, packets dropped, etc).  It works the same way as it
does if you are on the same network, as long as both IPs can talk to each
other (ping, etc).  As far as getting it through a firewall or whatever,
I dunno.

I did this before people started figuring out that you need to filter
ports on routers, etc., so who knows if it's as easy now as it was then.

good luck!


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