Forwarding X apps

John Biggs pcgenius at
Mon Aug 18 23:42:24 BST 2008


I strongly suggest you place this question in the Ubuntu community forums.
They have a much larger knowledge pool to draw from and will be able to
assist you better.

John Biggs

On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 4:32 PM, Joe Tseng <joe_tseng at> wrote:

> I suspect this is something simple that I've overlooked but can't quite
> figure out what it still is.  I'm using an Ubuntu 7.04 desktop that I
> inherited from my predecessor and I need to run an installer requiring X on
> a remote CentOS server.  X was never installed on the CentOS server so I
> went ahead and did that (along with xauth), but when I tried to run the
> installer it gave me this msg:
> connect localhost port 6000: Connection refused
> X connection to localhost:10.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown).
> I have a small FreeBSD machine I use for messing around and I was able to
> run xterm remotely on there from Ubuntu.  I thought previously perhaps I
> needed to configure iptables on my Ubuntu desktop to allow for access
> through port 6000, but after running xterm I've ran out of ideas.  Could
> anyone clue me in?  Thx...
>  - Joe
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