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Re: Xterm issues

From: Paul Drake <bdbafh_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2006 17:20:51 -0400
Message-ID: <910046b40609071420s7b92974akb26afa1968766755@mail.gmail.com>


On 9/7/06, Mike Schmitt <mschmitt_at_uchicago.edu> wrote:
>
>
> Hi all,
>
>
> I am having some problems getting the installer to startup on a new laptop
> and was hoping I could get some help from the list.
>
>
> I have installed cygwin with the X11 option. If I start cygwin and type
> startx I get an X window to open up without any errors. If I do a netstat
> ľa at this point I see something listening at port 6000 which is what I
> believe I should expect.
>
>
> *TCP mycomp:6000 mylaptop:0 LISTENING *
>
>
> I login into our Sun box and export DISPLAY=<my laptops IP>:0.0. I then
> kick off xclock for a test. After executing xclock, the process will hang
> for a bit before returning the error message
>
>
> *Error: Can't open display: <my laptops IP>:0.0*
>
>
> While the xclock command is hanging, I perform a netstat ľa on the sun box
> and see the following:
>
>
> *<sun server>.54453 <my PC>.6000 0 0 24820 0
> SYN_SENT *
>
>
> The sun server is resolving my laptop name incorrectly, but since I am
> setting my display to the IP address I am not sure how much that matters.
>
>
> On the sun server if I try to telnet to port 6000 I get the same SYN_SENT
> message from netstat
>
>
>
> *<sun server>.54864 <my PC>.6000 0 0 24820 0
> SYN_SENT*
>
>
> Is it possible that I am running into a windows firewall issue on my
> laptop? I don't have permissions to turn off the windows firewall, but
> was told by desktop support that he opened port 6000. I am not sure if his
> change worked though
>
> Any help would be appreciated
>
> Thanks
>
>
>
>
>

Mike,

Since you already are using Cygwin for the Xserver, why not connect to the remote host with ssh, using the -X switch. In this case, the xterm traffic is tunnelled (transparently).

It works well for me.

Paul

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