[R] Tunnelling X for R graphics

Patrick Connolly p_connolly at slingshot.co.nz
Mon Feb 2 19:53:46 CET 2009

On Sat, 31-Jan-2009 at 03:16PM -0800, Adam D. I. Kramer wrote:


> 	The problem, and maybe I'm just whining here, is that because the
> data sets are large this takes several minutes where I'm basically just
> sitting around.  This happens once every other day as the VPN software I'm
> using "times out" after about 24 hours and thus the ssh session dies.

Is it possible to do anything about the VPN software?  I use tightVNC
to do something similar and it doesn't time out after 24 hours.  Even
closing the desktop machine down altogether does not lose the ssh
connexion.  Restarting the desktop a week later will still find the X
session without loss.


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