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Re: Mathematica 6 over ssh tunnel

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  • Subject: [mg85672] Re: [mg85654] Mathematica 6 over ssh tunnel
  • From: Curtis Osterhoudt <cfo at>
  • Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 01:51:53 -0500 (EST)
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   I haven't used ssh to tunnel Mathematica 6 using OS X; I've only used it 
for v. 5.2 with OS X, and that was a while ago, so this may turn out to be 
just static on the list.

    However, I have used ssh between Windows and Linux, with both 5.2 and 6.0. 
All I've ever needed to do was connect using 
           ssh -Y username@hostAddress
and then start the frontend by running "Mathematica". Though connecting from 
XP to linux gives me a "bad fonts" error, I can close that window and things 
work fine.  

    Might the same work for you? 

               Good luck, 

On Sunday 17 February 2008 05:24:01 dbseaton at wrote:
> I've been using Mathematica 5.2 with a remote kernel (OS X both for
> the frontend and the remote kernel).  To get around a firewall, I've
> used, essentially, the method described at the bottom of this page:
> This works well for Mathematica 5.2.  I recently upgraded to
> Mathematica 6, however, and now everything works fine except graphics,
> which come out with only a line reading "-Graphics-" and no actual
> graphics output.  Has anybody else experienced this?  Is there a way
> around it?
> It appears that Graphics work if you connect with the firewall off
> (and therefore, no need for the ssh tunnel), but I can't leave the
> firewall off.  I could open up a couple of specific ports, but it
> looks like, no matter what I do, the remote kernel is trying to use
> one port that changes every time I connect, making it impossible to
> allow connections on specific ports and have any effect.  Any help
> would be most appreciated.
> dan seaton

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