Remote Gkrellm Over SSH Mini-HOWTO

    Date29 Jan 2003
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    It's nice to have a server, router or firewall tucked away in a closet or in a dark corner of a room and still be able to access it over your local network. But what about monitoring it? Keeping an eye . . . It's nice to have a server, router or firewall tucked away in a closet or in a dark corner of a room and still be able to access it over your local network. But what about monitoring it? Keeping an eye on a local computer is easy with Gkrellm, so why not a remote computer? In this Mini-HOWTO I'll show you how to use X11 forwarding over SSH to run a Gkrellm on your remote computer and have it display on your local computer, securely! It's fairly simple, I'll give you the quick and dirty below.

    In this Mini-HOWTO I'll be talking about what to do server side and client side. Just to clear this up before we get started, by server side I mean the computer tucked away in your closet that you log into over you local network and want to monitor. By client side I mean the computer you login from, and want the Gkrellm to be displayed on. Now, on to the Mini-HOWTO...

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