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Skip over intermediate server via SSH

At my university we have an SSH gateway for remote access to our departmental Linux network. The gateway itself has a very minimal install of Linux so we generally SSH into unused workstation.

The problem is that sometimes I want to use graphical applications remotely and the SSH gateway does not have X11 installed on it so using ssh -X doesn't seem work.

Is there any way to tunnel X11 through from one of the workstations through the SSH gateway?

marked as duplicate by Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams, BinaryMisfit Sep 29 '10 at 21:16

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So you're essentially SSH'ing twice at least? Like you --> gateway --> workstation?

I think you'll have to experiment with SSH tunneling.

  • that's right. I'll have a look at the link – Magnus Sep 29 '10 at 13:55

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