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Telnet Forwarding of X Windows Session Data

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
Authors Jeffrey E. Altman , Peter Runestig
Last updated 2002-04-11 (Latest revision 2000-04-07)
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This document describes a mechanism via which X Window System client applications may have their communications with the X Windows System server forwarded across a Telnet communications channel. This is desireable when the Telnet session is established through a Firewall or Network Address Translator which does not allow arbitrary connections to be created from the host machine to the client machine; or when the Telnet session is using an authenticated and encrypted channel and that same security is desired for the X Window System session data. Authorization to communicate across the tunnel is provided to the X Windows System client via use of X Display access control data.


Jeffrey E. Altman
Peter Runestig

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