Well, one way would be to start a PPP session to your school account, but
that usually involves dialup, etc. But it sounds like your local machine
(PC?) is on a network? If it's a PC, there is X Windows emulation software
out there that'll let you run things (browsers, xv, xclock, etc.) on the
UNIX box and it'll show on your local screen. I think one place is
www.starnet.com (Xwin32). You'll probably have to do a setenv DISPLAY to
get it to show up on your local screen.
If your local machine is a UNIX box, you might be able to do just a setenv
DISPLAY to your local screen and run stuff on the remote UNIX machine. But
if you're behind a firewall, it may not work (or there are a bunch of
different possible problems). But like if your local machine's hostname is
mach1.foo.com, you'd type setenv DISPLAY mach1.foo.com:0.0 in your telnet
session to your school account and try running stuff.
Hope this helps.
> I have an academic account on a unix box that I can telnet to, but what
> I want to be able to do is somehow connect to this box and then use one
> of their IPs to surf the web. There is a server that is you cannot see
> from outside their collection of IP addresses. So what I would like to
> do is use one of their IP address and a graphical browser on my side.
> Currently, I can telnet and load up lynx, but w/o graphics, navagation
> on the web has become almost impossible. Does any one know if this is
> possible, and if it is...how I would go around doing it?