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While SSH is great for getting a bash terminal on a remote Linux box, a few paramaters and an X11 server can take it to the next level by running X Window graphical applications over your secure tunnel.
In this segment Darren demos launching GUI apps from one Linux box to another using ssh -X
Last Week: What software is used to hack into ENCOM's computer system?
This Week: "Gatekeeper" is the computer security software in what cliche hacker movie?
As explained in Part 1, all you need do open GUI apps over SSH is an SSH client and an X11 server. If you're on Windows this can be achieved with
Darren and Shannon catch up this week with a little show and tell. Darren's excited about multi-cam editing in Premiere while Shannon has been playing with rescu.me -- a web service perfect for getting out of annoying conversations or even bad dates!