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Linux Orbit: Remote Gkrellm Over SSH Mini-HOWTO

Jan 29, 2003, 02:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dan McCombs)

[ Thanks to John Gowin for this link. ]

"It's nice to have a server, router or firewall tucked away in a closet or in a dark corner of a room and still be able to access it over your local network. But what about monitoring it? Keeping an eye on a local computer is easy with Gkrellm, so why not a remote computer? In this Mini-HOWTO I'll show you how to use X11 forwarding over SSH to run a Gkrellm on your remote computer and have it display on your local computer, securely! It's fairly simple, I'll give you the quick and dirty below.

"In this Mini-HOWTO I'll be talking about what to do server side and client side. Just to clear this up before we get started, by server side I mean the computer tucked away in your closet that you log into over you local network and want to monitor. By client side I mean the computer you login from, and want the Gkrellm to be displayed on. Now, on to the Mini-HOWTO...

"First, it wouldn't be too convenient if you had to enter your password when you ran the Gkrellm, as then you wouldn't be able to have it startup automatically upon your login to X. So, if you don't already have passwordless (keybased) login setup already, first check the /etc/ssh/sshd_config file on the server side, and make sure PubkeyAuthentication isn't set to no. If it's not in the file at all that's fine, since the default setting is yes..."

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