Remote Operation of a Computer

Preston Kutzner shizzlecash at
Sat Apr 25 05:18:54 UTC 2009

On Apr 24, 2009, at 11:54 PM, Gilles Gravier wrote:

> By ssh -Y, I'm sure you mean ssh -X ...
> -X is the option to do X11 port forwarding.
> And you have to make sure you have the proper option in
> /etc/ssh/sshd_config set :
> X11Forwarding yes
> Keep in mind that you don't get some of the benefits of GNOME
> integration by doing just port forwarding (unlike with vino where you
> get all the things like copy/paste and DBus integration).
> Gilles

-Y is for "trusted X forwarding".  According to the ssh man page  
"Trusted X11 forwardings are not subjected to the X11 SECURITY  
extension controls."  I would still recommend using the -X (and  
probably -C for compression of the connection) switch(es) instead  
however.  As a side-note I have seen performance improvements using  
the -C switch.
A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?

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