X forwarding lets X programs executed remotely to be displayed locally.
Enabling X Forwarding
Using OpenSSH, use the
-X argument when connecting via
ssh -X user@remote
root@smallbook:/home/leo# ssh -X 10.1.1.113 firstname.lastname@example.org's password: X11 forwarding request failed on channel 0 Last login: Thu Nov 12 02:51:10 2015 from 10.1.1.99 [root@nas ~]# vmware DISPLAY is not set, unable to open the VMware Workstation user interface.
The remote host must have the
xorg-x11-xauth package installed in order for X forwarding to work.