X11 Forwarding

At office I have some linux machines without monitors. Earlier we have covered how to setup VNC to see linux desktop from remote machine. Apart from VNC we can also use putty & Xming.

Xming is the leading X Window Server for Microsoft XP/2008/Windows7. It is fully featured, lean, fast, current, simple to install and because it is standalone native Microsoft Windows, easily transported portable as a pocket X server.

Xming is totally secure when used with SSH and optionally includes an enhanced PuTTY Link SSH client and a portable PuTTY replacement package. Xming can work completely independent of the Window’s registry when used with Xming-portable PuTTY.

Interactive 3D graphics capability is provided compatible with OpenGL/GLX.

Xming is cross-compiled on Linux for Microsoft Windows (32-bit x86), using MinGW, mainly from the canonical X.Org source code with my patches applied. It is kept current and secure with frequent updates from X.Org, XKB, FreeType2, Pthreads-Win32, Mesa, PuTTY and Freedesktop Bugzilla.

When released Public Domain, Xming can be distributed and used without restriction.

You need two application, Xming & putty. You can download latest versions of it from below sites:


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