Quote:> Seriously, I need to set up a remote win98 box to run an X session. Where
> can I get some info on what I need to do to get this to work?
Well, if the Linux and Win98 box are on the same subnet OR both are
IP-addressable over an external network, then it's pretty easy.
Windows box runs an X server of some sort. I use Microimages
X-server(mix), but that's a little ugly. If oyu need prettier stuff, it's
out there. After the Windows box starts it up, on the linux box, you run:
"xterm -display $WINDOWS_BOX_NAME:0 &"
Now, you can replace "xterm" with any program that will respond to a
redirected display. $WINDOWS_BOX_NAME can be replaced by an IP address,
if that's easier. the :0 part tells it to use Xterminal 0.
If the windows box is behind a firewall, port forwarding MAY be possible.
On my ipchains firewall, there's a program I can run that will redirect
connections to "$Server:x" to another machine on the internal network.
Of course, none of the above deals with security. You can xforward with
ssh and I believe ssl, if you're worried about security.
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