[Nottingham] SSH, port-forward and X-forwarding magic

J jasonirwin73 at gmail.com
Thu May 10 12:35:47 UTC 2018

On 10 May 2018 at 12:10, Martin via Nottingham <
nottingham at mailman.lug.org.uk> wrote:

> Is not easier to ssh into a machine local to your target remote system
> and then run such as freerdp from a local shell?
That's what I am doing, the host uses RDP which is fine for it but not
awesome for hitting a VM.
I did try the hypervisor's RDP server, but it was terrible.
The mouse lag with VNC means it simply isn't fit for purpose.

The graphics then get X-Forwarded for you across the ssh session. No
> fancy routing, no routing tables or proxy cleverness needed...
That's what I tried

(And no VPN to keep me happy :-P :-) )
There is no VPN on the first hop, that's all SSH.

> The -C on ssh helps greatly for the X-Forwarding ;-)

Didn't work, I've given up. RDP to the host and then using the VM (even
with full repaints) is just about workable.

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