Problem

  • Product Name: VisiBroker
  • Product Version: All
  • Platform: Unix
We need to run GUI application (lmadm and vbconsole) on remote AIX machine from PC. The host only supports telnet connection, no SSH connection available.

Resolution

1) Run Xserver on the PC.

2) Run telnet in command prompt or run xterm on the PC then connect to the host.

3) Export DISPLAY environment variable on the host as below:

$ export DISPLAY=*IpAddressOfThePC*:0

4) Export DISPLAY environment variable on the PC similarly.

C:\cygwin\bin>set DISPLAY=*IpAddressOfThePC*:0

5) Invoke xhost to allow connection from the remote host.

C:\cygwin\bin>xhost +
access control disabled, clients can connect from any host.

6) After this setup, running lmadm GUI application on the host via telnet will bring the GUI on the PC's screen.
 
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