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This is a pretty loaded question - I'm pretty sure I know the answer, but I'm still a novice so I figured I'd ask.

I run a mud client( on a Ubuntu 10 Server system. I then SSH into said system to play via the mud client. The mud client offers audio alerts, and I'd like to set these up. I'm assuming if I were locally playing on the system I could set up some kind of audio output even in console and hear it via speakers. My question is - is there any way to set the audio alerts to send audio through SSH? The audio I'd be playing is just simple wav files.

Again, fairly certain I know the answer is no, but just wanted to check with persons smarter than I.

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Actually, the answer is yes. Create a remote tunnel over SSH, use socat to connect the local end to your PulseAudio daemon, set $PULSE_SERVER on the remote end to its end of the tunnel, and use paplay to play the files.

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Would that work when the remote system is a Windows system? I'd be using putty/putty tray. – Justin Popa May 9 '12 at 22:14
There is actually a PulseAudio daemon available for Windows so it theoretically should work, with a bit of tinkering. – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams May 9 '12 at 22:16
Thanks Ignacio. Thanks for the link and information. – Justin Popa May 9 '12 at 22:20

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