[GRLUG] Configure X Forwarding with port other than 22 for SSH

Mark Farver mfarver at mindbent.org
Thu Oct 2 16:38:03 EDT 2014

My recommendation:  ditch X forwarding and switch to Xvnc.  It is a lot
easier to deal with since you only need to tunnel one port.

Other option: install openvpn on the edge of your lab network.  It is easy
and gives you wide open access to the lab.  Very convenient.

On Oct 2, 2014 4:32 PM, "Jonathan Jesse" <jjesse at gmail.com> wrote:

> Been awhile since I've asked a question, hope it makes sense...
> I have a CentOS box that I need to use a graphical session on.  It is in
> my lab which is hosted by a service provider.  I have the ability to
> configure things so I can connect via SSH to the server, but having
> problems with the X Forwarding part of things.
> When I SSH to the box I connect to port 9417 which is then forwarded to by
> CentOS server in my lab.  I also have a Windows box in the lab and can
> connect without a problem via XMing and putty to get the graphical
> interface I need to do the troubleshooting/install without any issues.
> On my Windows box (not in the lab) I can't connect via XMing and forward
> the X session over.  In putty I connect fine via server.servname.com and
> change the port to 9417.
> What I'm thinking is there might be some config file or command line
> switch I need to pass to XMing?  Any ideas or help out there?
> Thanks,
> Jonathan
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