[ec2-beta] Preliminary thoughts

Soren Hansen soren at ubuntu.com
Wed Jan 14 17:13:51 GMT 2009

On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 10:05:27AM -0600, Dustin Kirkland wrote:
>>> 4. X11 with ssh forwarding is *painful* in EC2 (yes, I was enough of
>>> a masochist to actually play with this :)
>> Could you elaborate?
> X11 forwarding from EC2 was *really* painfully slow for me.

Oh, it's slow? Right, ok. I thought it was not working at all. I get it
now, thanks.

> As expected, though.  I only really find X11-forwarding usable on a
> gigabit network.

If both ends are beefy, -C on the ssh command line helps somewhat, by
compresssing all the ssh communication.

Soren Hansen               | 
Virtualisation specialist  | Ubuntu Server Team
Canonical Ltd.             | http://www.ubuntu.com/
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