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Using the Network

One of the greatest benefits of working under X is its network transparency - the ability to show graphics on the screen of a machine that isn't running the program producing the graphics. If you have the same home directory on the machine you're sat at as the remote machine (which will be the case is you stay in the teaching system) then doing this is easy. Suppose you're sat at tw103.

If you're using research machines, then you'll need to use xauth. Read the X and Security document in the help system for details.



Tim Love
2001-01-10