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I do most of my work over ssh on a remote linux server where I also keep most of my files. I'd like to be able to hear any sounds that normally would be on the PC speaker. Is there a way to have sound be sent through my ssh session along with the terminal display?

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I would suggest PulseAudio, if it weren't such a bandwidth hog. – grawity Jan 17 '12 at 12:39
@grawity: Just in case: – Piskvor Jan 17 '12 at 13:30
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You can use pulseaudio for streaming audio.

But i would suggest mounting remote filesystem on a local folder using sshfs and playing files from there.

mkdir mountfolder
sshfs username@remotehost:/ mountfolder
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thanks for this, it's something I've been wanting to do but too lazy to look up. – Rob Jan 17 '12 at 17:09
Is there a way to put the system audio though using pulseaudio? I really just want to be able to hear the server beep when I'm highlighted in irssi. – devnill Jan 23 '12 at 14:13

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