Forwarding remote X via telnet?
Posted by ntropia on Wed 14 Dec 2005 at 17:59
I need to access from the X display of some remote machines (Irix & Linux) behind a firewall from my laptop running a simple Sarge installation. Normally this would be simple but I only have telnet access and not ssh.
The problem is that (simplifying) I can reach these remote servers via telnet only (it sound weird, but I'm not in the head of firewall admin), and then I make an ssh connection back to my box.
I think that a clue could be to use the remote tunneling option together with X forwarding, but I have no idea on how to set display accordingly on remote machine.
Maybe could be easier using VNC, but I prefer to not install it on servers.
Searching around the web I didn't found much more than basic port forwarding...