Protocols: SSH X11 display forwarding
SSHdisplay forwarding is a way of tunnelling the X Window protocol, which is network transparent by design, over an
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There are many
SSHimplementations, many of which are open-source.
Since this method uses the
X Windowsystem, the server operating system must support
Xservers, therefore it does not run on Microsoft Windows. That does not preclude you from using the client on those systems and starting
Xsessions on other
Note: some operating systems disable forwarding by default (ie: Mac OS X), please refer to your operating system vendor to enable this
SSHfeature. (Generally that means setting
FeaturesWindow Switch sessions using
SSHdisplay forwarding do not support any of the usual features!
Sessions cannot be suspended or resumed, and running full desktops is not recommended (disabled by default).
SSHsessions cannot be recovered when the network connection to the server drops.