January 22nd, 2005, 12:26 PM
I recently discovered a (free) Windows live CD,
"XLiveCD allows users of Microsoft Windows to connect
to remote Unix computers, run graphical applications and
have the graphics displayed on their desktops".
Meaning: Just by plugging in the CD, an X-server and a
[cygwin] bash-shell is started, without having to install
anything ie it runs completely from the CD. The ssh-client
is configured such that X11 is forwarded by an ssh-tunnel,
hence the X11 transfer is encrypted.
Note, due to my work, I travel regularily and sometimes I am
in environments not allowing for external equipment and local
installations. So, maybe this comes in handy for some of you as well.
By putting in the CD, a bash is openend.
opens an ssh connection, which automatically tunnels the X11-
TCP 6000. The X-server (XWin.exe) is listening. However, any X-request
is done locally (127.0.0.1), because of the X11 tunneling, and thus, a
firewall usually won't prevent this kind traffic.
If anyone of you know even simpler alternatives, I am glad to hear about them
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
(Abraham Maslow, Psychologist, 1908-70)
January 22nd, 2005, 06:35 PM
Out-f$cking-standing! And I haven't even tried it yet...if the description is anywhere near the truth, I've been looking for something like this for a long time! Thanks!
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