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Chapter 23. Running the X Windows System > Connecting to Other X Window Systems

23.7. Connecting to Other X Window Systems

You can connect from Mac OS X to other X window systems using ssh with X11 forwarding. If you use OpenSSH (which is included with Mac OS X; see Section 7.5), you must use the -X option to request X11 forwarding (the -2 option specifies the ssh Version 2 protocol, as opposed to the older Version 1 protocol). For example:

ssh -2 -X remotemachine -l username


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