How to run GUI admin tools remotely?
cl at isbd.net
Sun Jan 25 16:20:40 UTC 2009
On Sun, Jan 25, 2009 at 10:47:16AM -0500, Alex Katebi wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 25, 2009 at 10:43 AM, Chris G <cl at isbd.net> wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 25, 2009 at 10:40:35AM -0500, Alex Katebi wrote:
> > On Sun, Jan 25, 2009 at 8:17 AM, Chris G <cl at isbd.net> wrote:
> > I have a backup system in my garage on which I have installed
> > 8.10. It would be really useful to be able to administer it
> > from my desktop system in my house (also xubuntu 8.10), but none
> > the GUI systems/services admin tools will work because of X
> > I always get something like the following:-
> > root at garage:/usr/bin# services-admin
> > X11 connection rejected because of wrong authentication.
> > (services-admin:7307): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:
> > localhost:10.0
> > Do you have firewall running on the garage PC? If you don't know
> then do
> > "apt-get Install lokkit" then run it and disable firewall. See if
> > helped.
> No firewall, all of the LAN is behind a router which provides the
> firewall against the 'outside'.
> Do you run "lokkit" to be sure?
You don't seriously expect me to install 174Mb of software just to
confirm I don't have a firewall running on the system do you? It's a
minimal server system with as few additions as possible. :-)
When I installed the system I specified 'no firewall' so I'm pretty
sure it really doesn't have any sort of firewall running on it.
There's no iptables (or ipchains or similar) in /etc/init.d.
In addition a firewall that could distinguish between user X data and
root X data would be rather clever - see below, running user X
programs works fine.
> > Running *user* programs remotely works fine so I have ssh running
> > that X is working OK. I have also tried all sorts of 'xhosts +'
> > commands on the local system such that there should be virtually
> no X
> > authentication at all but I still get the above error.
> > Can anyone suggest a way to do this?
> > --
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