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Re: remote kernel

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  • Subject: [mg75359] Re: [mg75325] remote kernel
  • From: Chris Scullard <scullard at>
  • Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2007 03:35:26 -0400 (EDT)
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Hi Steven,

I believe ssh -X should do this for you. From home I can do
ssh -X machinename

and then the graphics from anything I start on the remote computer is 
displayed at home. I don't run OS X though, but I assume that ssh 
functions in the same way.


Steven S. Gubser wrote:
> Hi folks,
> Is it possible to connect a front end running on my OS X laptop to a  
> remote kernel on a Unix host in a case where the laptop is at home,  
> where my network connection does not provide me with a static IP  
> address?  A diagnostic web site at my home institution reports that  
> my home computer's address is something like this:  
>  But it's not always the same.
> I am able to connect when I bring my laptop to work and put it on a  
> static IP.  I accepted all the defaults in "Kernel Configuration"  
> except that I selected "Remote Machine" and specified the correct  
> hostname.  That means that "Arguments to MLOpen" is
>    -LinkMode Listen -LinkProtocol TCPIP -LinkOptions MLDontInteract
> and "Lauch Command" is
>    `java` -jar "`mathssh`" ssgubser at math - 
> mathlink -LinkMode Connect -LinkProtocol TCPIP -LinkName "`linkname`"  
> -LinkHost `ipaddress`
> I have the impression that VPN may solve my problem.  Has anyone  
> successfully done what I'm trying to do through VPN?
> I also have the impression that setting up an ssh tunnel might work.   
> I have an appropriate gateway computer...  Has anyone made this kind  
> of setup work?
> Thanks,
> Steve

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