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Just use SSH with X Forwarding:
At the computer in front of you do the following:
- start Xming
- open a PuTTy session, enable X11 forwarding in the SSH settings (category).
- connect to your remote server.
This will work with NAT and Firewall configurations as long as SSH login works. You can even use it on the console, e.g. ssh oracle@localhost.
Make sure not to set any DISPLAY variable at your login. SSH will take care of the environment and automatically set DISPLAY to localhost, since it's tunneled through SSH. Btw, SSH uses "xauth" and not "xhost" security, so you also don't need to use xhost when using SSH with X forwarding.
TommyReynolds wrote:Yep, got that part at VirtualBox - somewhat off-topic
Add a virtual NIC to each guest and instead of using NAT, select the host-only option.
Problem in this thread as a conceptual issue for me. Couldn't figure out how the guest would/could know where to direct X output if the intended target of said output doesn't have an IP address.
the solution you mention here, and as we thoroughly discussed in the referenced thread, had to do with the differences between how VMware and VBox handle NAT and how do I get the same functionality in VBox as I took for granted in VMware. Though in doing another build last night I noticed another anomoly on that front. Will probably post on that when I get my ducks lined up and make sure I'm comparing apples to apples. Hopefully later today.