[Fwd: Re: X-windows security in Gnome]

Nicolas.Williams at ubsw.com Nicolas.Williams at ubsw.com
Sat May 18 07:51:07 EST 2002

On Friday, May 17, 2002, David F. Newman wrote:
> [snip]
> IMHO, I wouldn't call that "integrated".  ssh is an external 
> tool which 
> provides a tunnel for the X traffic.  I would consider it 
> integrated if the X 
> server itself talked SSH as well as the core X libraries.  X 
> clients would 
> connect to <someotherhost>:0 instead of <localhost:10> and 
> the X libraries 
> would transparently use the SSH protocol if available.

This can be done now using ssh -L ...

And if you want the X11 libraries to actually initiate the ssh
client, then you need to change the X11 libraries, preferably
to support generic external proxy-starting commands, and you're
done. Why ask for that here though?


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