Thursday, July 9, 2009

X11 port forwarding in macosx

I am running KVM virtual machines on ubuntu server host (on a mini mac). To gain access to the VM console from my macosx client, I use ssh X11 port forwarding like below

$ ssh -Y myhost

From within this ssh session, I run
$ xvncviewer

The Y option from man pages brings up the following:

-Y Enables trusted X11 forwarding. Trusted X11 forwardings are not subjected to the X11 SECURITY extension controls.

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