Running firefox a bit more safely - HOWTO
carstenmattner at gmail.com
Wed Aug 12 02:22:11 PDT 2015
On Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 7:32 PM, Matthew Dillon
<dillon at apollo.backplane.com> wrote:
> # script for ~/bin/firefox (assumes ~/bin is in your path)
> scp ~/.Xauthority dfw1 at localhost:
> ssh dfw1 at localhost -n "setenv DISPLAY :0.0; firefox"
> * Also note that these applications will be able to use X shared memory
> and thus run fairly optimally (they are NOT using an ssh tunnel nor do
> we want them to as that would be ridiculously slow). Programs run in
> this way will not have direct access to the GPU so 3D might not be
> so hot. But for general browsing I haven't had any trouble, and even
> with 4K video appears to work about the same as it did before.
Can you explain how this works without going through localhost:22?
Isn't X forwarded through the ssh tunnel?
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