Securely forwarding X11 over SSH so you can use Linux GUI tools in anywhere — even on Windows. Multi cam editing, SMS rescue texts, Android Terminals and clark kent glasses. All that and more this time on Hak5!
X11 over SSH part 1: Linux to Linux
While SSH is great for getting a bash terminal on a remote Linux box, a few paramaters and an X11 server can take it to the next level by running X Window graphical applications over your secure tunnel.
In this segment Darren demos launching GUI apps from one Linux box to another using ssh -X
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X11 over SSH part 2: Windows to Linux
As explained in Part 1, all you need do open GUI apps over SSH is an SSH client and an X11 server. If you’re on Windows this can be achieved with <http://www.straightrunning.com/XmingNotes/” target=”_blank”>Xming and Putty. Darren demos using an XP VM.
Round Table: Premiere CS5 Multi-cam and Rescu.me
Darren and Shannon catch up this week with a little show and tell. Darren’s excited about multi-cam editing in Premiere while Shannon has been playing with rescu.me — a web service perfect for getting out of annoying conversations or even bad dates!
We answer Rodrigo’s question about Gunnar optics, and Kevin’s about SSH on Android. Darren recommends “Better Terminal Emulator” which can be found in the Android marketplace. Also, StoraH from Sweeden writes in to share his Firefox Boxee addon. Check it out!
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