How can one remotely use the Aspera desktop client, Asperascp, on Linux - e.g. redirect the GUI to a Mac?

Description

It is possible to redirect the display of X11 applications to a remote X11 compatible display. For example for configuring an Aspera Enterprise Server through the GUI it is possible to start the desktop GUI remotely and have the display redirected on a Mac OS or Linux computer.

Instructions

1. In order to make this work the following steps may be necessary: 1. Configure SSHD to allow forwarding in the /etc/ssh/sshd_config file:

AllowTcpForwarding yes
X11Forwarding yes

2. Install xorg-x11-xauth, jre and xterm (to make sure that all the required X libraries are present):

yum install xorg-x11-xauth jre xterm

Now you can start the Aspera GUI remotely, for example, on a Mac in a terminal window:

ssh -Y root@172.16.210.132 asperascp
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    Derek Prestegard

    Is anything like this possible on Windows?

     

    Thanks,

    Derek

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    Derek Prestegard

    To clarify - anything other than VNC / Remote Desktop.

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