Well, instead of spending Saturday night wasting my time at the mall or at that place people call movie theaters, I got a chance to play around with OpenSSH more in depth.
I use ssh to log into my server practically every single day, but I really wasn’t aware all of its actual capabilities. After looking at the /etc/ssh/sshd_config file, I noticed there was an X11 forwarding option which was disabled by default. Given that I don’t have X-Windows installed on my server, I’ve decided to install ssh on my desktop computer so I can try it out.
Steps to enable X11 forwarding
# ForwardAgent yes
# ForwardX11 yes
# ForwardX11Trusted yes
sudo /etc/init.d/ssh restart
ssh -X [email protected]
Your X session should automatically start.
I also logged in using OS X and it worked perfectly fine. Everything was kinda off sluggish to use, and I was doing everything completely on wireless so that probably made it even more slower. In conclusion who needs VNC when you could securely forward X11 session between *nix computers using ssh!!