Working Remotely using X11 forwarding

(Setting up a remote connection for windowed Emacs on your home machine with X11)

X11 Forwarding

PC users may need access to graphical interfaces on remote Unix or Linux computers. Frequently, this is complicated by the need for security for the connection. One approach, when the PC runs some version of Microsoft Windows, is the use of X server program and PuTTY/secureCRT (software that allows ssh protocol) to connect to the Unix/Linux host. This approach provides a secure, encrypted link and allows the graphical information to pass through firewalls using a feature called X11 forwarding.

Setup for Windows OS

Setup for Mac OS


If you have a Windows Machine:

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If you have a Macintosh Machine:

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