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with ssh, there's no need to use Apple's X11 terminal
Authored by: shemp9999 on Mar 09, '04 10:00:34PM

i use ssh tunnels to log onto remote machines and can log on and execute X11 apps using apple's terminal.app, as long as X11 is running. (panther 10.3.2)

if X11 is not running and i try to connect terminal.app returns this at login:

"Warning: No xauth data; using fake authentication data for X11 forwarding."

otherwise if X11 is up when i log in, it just works. no need to use that fugly xterm.



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with ssh, there's no need to use Apple's X11 terminal
Authored by: Lizard_King on Mar 10, '04 05:04:33PM

To clarify for others not familiar with forwarding X applications: the reason why you must have X11 running, is that when you are forwarding X applications though ssh, you are required to have an X Server running on the machine you would like to see the application's interface (usually the machine you are sitting at).

X11.app is an X Server. Terminal.app is not.

xterm is simply another X application (which has terminal functionality similar to Terminal.app) that you can run within your X Server environment. Terminal.app is an application that Apple built that provides terminal functionality, but runs native to the OS X operation system.



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