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Link to this post 02 Jan 12

Hi,
Environment:
Shell - csh
distro - rhel 4.5
Applications like adobe, open office which are on Server, are added in client machine's .cshrc file
When ssh'ed from machine "A" to "B" as a normal user, i am able to open the documents related to pdf but not able to open office org documents (excel, doc's etc)
I have couple of questions:
a) Is Open office org not supported or am I missing a trick?
b) My ssh syntax is ssh -X <user>@<hostname>. Is it a good practice to use -X? They say it opens up security, so any hacker can keylog...
Kindly elaborate...

Thanks,
Kiran

Link to this post 03 Jan 12

To answer your first question, openoffice.org 2.0 is compatible with RHEL 4.5. You will have to download the package from the rhel repos. To open any gui app via ssh, you have to set "FORWARDX11 THROUGH SSH=no" to "yes" from /etc/ssh/ssh_config or from your local profile.

As for using "-X" to forward X11, use -Y which will ensure X11 is forwarded with security restrictions.

Link to this post 06 Jan 12

Thank you very much...It worked
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