Snappy SSH XForwarding

Martin Pitt martin.pitt at
Wed Oct 28 06:00:19 UTC 2015

Hello Ted,

Ted Gould [2015-10-27 23:08 -0500]:
> So I wanted to be able to run an X app over SSH X11 forwarding on
> Snappy. Realizing that I didn't have xauth to make this happen

You don't actually need to any more. Since utopic, ssh can forward
Unix sockets to a TCP port, so you can do

   ssh -R 6010:/tmp/.X11-unix/X0  user at remotehost

and then do "export DISPLAY=localhost:10.0" on remotehost.

Martin Pitt                        |
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