June 4th, 2003, 15:22
Hi all,

I'm trying to use Hummingbird Exceed to connect from work graphically to my FreeBSD box at home. My home PC is behind a D-Link Router I have the port forwarding turned on for port 6000 (X11), but it never connects. Exceed just gives me a timeout.

Any one ever have problems with this?

June 4th, 2003, 15:29
do you also have port 22 open? X11 tunneling goes though SSH i've never tried exceed but strog turned me onto the cygwin approach... here's some info on that way..


June 4th, 2003, 19:14
yeah, i have port 22 open. I found a HowTo about ssh tunneling here www.tldp.org/HOWTO/XDMCP-HOWTO/ssh.html

this lets me open up individual apps but i haven't gotten a full graphical login to work yet.

Thanks, i'll check out that link of yours

June 4th, 2003, 21:26
VNC works great for FreeBSD and it's free. It's in the ports.

June 4th, 2003, 22:28
If your goal is to get an X desktop from your FreeBSD machine to show up on your Windows box, then vnc is the way to go (provided your upstream from home can handle it)

I was under the impression that Exceed was essentially an X server running on windows, so that you could remotely display apps onto the windows box (e.g. the same way i run xload on my linux box but display it onto the Xserver running on my openbsd box). Is that the case?

What is your end goal in all of this?

June 5th, 2003, 10:22
might be something you overlooked but in your sshd.conf do you have X11 forwarding enabled?

June 5th, 2003, 18:13
yeah, forwarding is enabled. has to be for the ssh tunneling to work. in fact, i think it was enabled by default

My end goal? kind of just to get it to work. also, we use exceed to connect from our Windows lab to our Linux lab here on campus (where i work). I'd like to be able to have a full graphical login to my home BSD machine while i'm here at work, which is almost all the time.

I don't even know if my home upstream can handle it, but i'd like to try.

July 25th, 2003, 02:50
On this topic, i wasn't aware that cygwin (http://www.cygwin.com/) had an xfree86 port for windows as well. Those of us who have users that need to run X apps but generally use Win* might find it useful. I think the DBA's where i work may like it; one way to find out.

July 25th, 2003, 09:02
if you like cygwin you might wanna take a look at this document me and strog did....