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

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 X windows  (depending on the distribution, some libraries could be not installed by default. When you have installed X, tries to run the GUI if fails the error should be self-explanatory):

yum groupinstall "X Window System" 

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

In case your client runs on Windows, you need to install an X server on the windows box too, for example:

and use a ssh client like putty with X11 forward enabled

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