ubuntu 16.04 vnc doesn work

Carson Chittom carson at wistly.net
Fri Jun 24 15:19:02 UTC 2016

Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> writes:

> On 24 June 2016 at 16:02, J.L. Blom <joep at neuroweave.nl> wrote:

>> Strange enough ssh -Y (or -X) works without a problem but I think
>> that doesn't use the desktop.
> Basic ssh should work, yes. As you say, it's a shell, not a graphical
> session. I am sorry but I do not know what the -X or -Y switches do.

ssh -X and ssh -Y forward X11 connections for display purposes.  So you
could run an X application on the remote system, but display it on the
local system.  X does this natively, but (because it was designed in the
1980s when people cared less about such things) all the data is passed
over the line unencrypted.  These flags to ssh allow you to do the same
thing in a more secure way.

For the differences between -X and -Y, just "man ssh" in a terminal.

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