- Have working terminal set up.
X-11 is a protocol for rendering graphical user interfaces (GUIs) that can be sent along an SSH tunnel. If you plan on using a GUI on a NeSI cluster you will need to have an X-Server and X-Forwarding set up.
You must have a X-server running on your local machine in order for a GUI to be rendered.
Download links for X-servers can be found below.
Make sure you have launched the server and it is running in the background, look for this symbol in your taskbar
MobaXterm has a build in X server, no setup required. By default the server is started alongside MobaXterm. You can check it's status in the top left hand corner (=on, =off).
Finally your ssh tunnel must be set up to 'forward' along X-11 connections.
Make sure the
-X flag is included
ssh -Y firstname.lastname@example.org
ssh -Y login.nesi.org.nz
Under 'session settings' for your connection make sure the X-11 forwarding box is checked.