X-forwarding very very slow

Larry Hall (Cygwin) reply-to-list-only-lh@cygwin.com
Wed Aug 18 16:01:00 GMT 2010

On 8/18/2010 11:50 AM, Daniel Colascione wrote:
> On 8/18/10 8:43 AM, Alberto Canestrelli wrote:
>> I have a problem with Cygwin. I am connecting from USA by ssh to the
>> Hector supermachine in Edinburgh ( I write "startx" in Cygwin and then I
>> use  "ssh -Y  v1acanes@login.hector.ac.uk" ). Everything works fine, the
>> only problem is that the forwarding of the windows is very very slow. It
>> takes sometimes also up to 5 minutes to open a new window. I am
>> debugging a code with Totalview and it is a impossible to work. I am in
>> contact with the Hector support and with their computer they tried to
>> run Cygwin under windows and connecting by ssh (exactly like I am doing)
>> and they say that x-forwarding  is fast.
> The performance they're seeing probably has little to do with their
> Cygwin version --- they're a lot closer, after all, so support's latency
> is probably a lot lower.

Agreed.  I would point out, however, that the OPs Cygwin versions are
pretty out-of-date as well.  Though I'm not sure it will help in this
particular matter, it's worth thinking about upgrading.

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A: Yes.
> Q: Are you sure?
>> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
>>> Q: Why is top posting annoying in email?

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