Re: Forwarding X across firewall

Tim Fletcher (
Fri, 3 Sep 1999 21:40:42 +0100 (BST)

> I would like to forward X sessions (XDMCP and DISPLAY stuff) across my
> firewall machine, which is masquerading a bunch of internal machines with
> 2.2.x kernel.
> ssh does the job transparently, and it's great. However, for the external
> servers without ssh, I am wondering how to re-route X to specific
> machines. If I use rinetd to route all 5999-600x ports for X, it will have
> to be to a specific machine - and this is not what I want.
> Of couse if I
> remote> export
> on the remote host, then the display is sent to the firewall machine and
> not to the internal host that initiated the connection.
> Any insight would be appreciated, and thanks,

Look into ipautofw, can forward a number of ports to a machine in response
to particular types of traffic to certain ports.


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