Browse sites on remote firefox session and save to remote server

Install firefox on both servers,

Add the following to /etc/ssh/ssh_config on the client computer:

ForwardX11 yes

Now, login to the remote server, and install the following:

apt-get install xauth

Now, on the remote server, run the following:

./firefox --no-remote

A few seconds later, a new firefox window will open locally, ehich actually runs remotely.

Troubleshooting:

[[email protected]] ~ #firefox -no-xshm
(process:2658): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_slice_set_config: assertion 'sys_page_size == 0' failed
PuTTY X11 proxy: unable to connect to forwarded X server: Network error: Connection refused
Error: cannot open display: localhost:10.0

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Transfer, export and import Putty sessions

Just execute the following as a batch file.

Puttyexporter.cmd

regedit /e %homepath%\Desktop\puttyexport.reg HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SimonTatham\PuTTY\Sessions

This creates a .reg file on your desktop. Import it into the target PC to transfer settings.

If you need to sync with Dropbox:

regedit /e %homepath%\Dropbox\Putty\puttyexport.reg HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SimonTatham\PuTTY\Sessions

 


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