[svlug] startx | no tcp port ?

Seth David Schoen schoen at loyalty.org
Thu May 25 23:18:06 PDT 2000


Jeffrey B. Siegal writes:

> Seth David Schoen wrote:
> > Interestingly, ssh X forwarding can still work under this, which means
> > that ssh can act as a client for a Unix domain socket when forwarding
> > a display, I think.  That's pretty amazing; I was sure ssh forwarding
> > was going to be TCP-only.
> 
> ssh forwarding is TCP-only except for X connections, which are built
> into ssh as a special case. (Ssh does more than just forwarding the
> connection itself.  It is more like an X protocol-aware proxy which uses
> X's magic-cookie protocol in concert with connection forwarding in a
> clever and useful way.)

Yep -- I just didn't know _how_ clever and useful!

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