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How to Enable X11 Forwarding Over SSH on Oracle Linux 6 and 7

edited Jun 30, 2022 1:55PM in Linux

The following instructions demonstrate how to enable X11 forwarding over SSH on systems running Oracle Linux 6 and 7, to display an X11 window on a different server.

To enable X11 Forwarding on a system running Oracle Linux (OL) 6 or 7, check if the xorg-x11-xauth package is installed. If it is not installed, run the following command to install it:

# yum install xorg-x11-xauth

Edit the file "/etc/ssh/ssh_config" and on the SSH server edit the file "/etc/ssh/sshd_config" and perform the following respective configuration changes.

For OL 6

X11 Forwarding:

  1. Uncomment the line "# ForwardX11".
  2. Change "ForwardX11 no" to "ForwardX11 yes.

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