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Chapter 26. The X Window System > Connecting to Other X Window Systems

26.6. 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), 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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