X forwarding – my reminder

Every once and a while, I have a brain lapse.

A long time ago, my father showed me how to forward X applications from another system to my localhost with Cygwin.

Unfortunately, between that time and now, I had forgotten what he had showed me.

So, as a reminder for myself, here’s how:

The classic is assumed here:

Cygwin is installed with X. Putty Remote system with X utilities

On the localhost: Start Cygwin then type

$ X -multiwindow & $ export DISPLAY=

Start putty:

Under Connection -> SSH -> X11 -> Forwarding Check the ‘Enable X11 forwarding’ In the ‘X display location’, enter:

Open the connection to the

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