How do I enable SSH X11 forwarding with PuTTY?
X11 forwarding is very easy to do by using PuTTY.
- Configure and start your X-windows emulation program for X11 forwarding. If you need help doing this please click here to read the documentation.
- Open up the PuTTY program, to start the program as you would normally
- In the area that says Host Name or IP Address please enter the name of the remote system you want to connect to. (NOTE: SSH and X11 forwarding must be enabled on the remote system.
- In the area that says Protocol make sure that SSH is selected.
- To the left you will see an area that says Category. In this area there is a subsection called Connection. If there is a + symbol next to Connection please click on the + symbol to expand the section.
- Under Connection there is an area called SSH. If there is a + next to SSH please click on the + to expand the section.
- Under SSH there is another section called Tunnels. Click on it.
- In the Options Controlling SSH tunnels section make sure X11 forwarding is checked.
- Now click on Open to open the connection to the remote system.
Now you should be able to run a program like Netscape from the remote system and have it display on your local computer.
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