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X-SSH Clients and spawned processes

Last post: Thursday, August 9, 2001 11:41 AM by nathaniel, 1 reply

 
Thursday, August 9, 2001 6:16 AM - Paul Hannington

X-SSH Clients and spawned processes

 
Firstly let me say what a great product Xmanager is. I have been evaluating it against many of the competition over the last week or so, and it is by far the best value solution.

I have a question regarding the Xssh server. If an xclient is connected to the Xssh server and spawns or start another xclient (e.g. a program invokes an external web browser or mail program) is the new process SSH secured?

e.g. Xssh connected xterm, if I type "xterm&" at the command prompt, is the new xterm also SSH??

Paul
Thursday, August 9, 2001 11:41 AM - nathaniel

Re: X-SSH Clients and spawned processes

 
Yes! It's secure.

Xssh is capable to tunnel multiple X11 connections (so called, "x11 channels") into single encrypted SSH connection. Therefore, when an xclient spawns another one, that will be tunneled into Xssh's encrypted connection, again.

But you should not(!) designate "-display" option to make use of SSH server assigned secure display number.

Best regards,

Nathaniel Ryu