Cygwin/X11 forwarding ques.
Harold L Hunt II
Thu Apr 1 16:58:00 GMT 2004
Rosenstrauch, David wrote:
>>From: Alexander Gottwald
>>Sent: Thursday, April 01, 2004 11:30 AM
>>Subject: Re: Cygwin/X11 forwarding ques.
>>On Thu, 1 Apr 2004, Rosenstrauch, David wrote:
>>>Is is possible, though, to do the opposite: i.e., use X11
>>forwarding to have
>>>GUI apps from my Windows box run remotely on my Windows box?
>>No. This is not possible with X11 Forwarding.
> Thanks for the response. Your answer probably still stands, but I just wanted
> to point out a typo of mine, just in case it threw anyone off. That should
> have read:
> "Is is possible, though, to do the opposite: i.e., use X11 forwarding to have
> GUI apps from my Windows box run remotely on my *LINUX* box?"
No, but you can use either VNC or RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) to
accomplish this. VNC will work on pretty much any version of Windows,
while RDP would require Windows XP Professional or Windows Server 2003
(set to remote admin mode, which allows a max of two remote sessions at
a time). There are VNC and RDP clients for X systems, including those
Hope that helps,
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