Monday, September 27, 2010

Disk Usage on a Remote host: Enable X11 Forwarding for ssh and run x11 application

Lately I was in the of analyze analyze disk space on a remote server, when you are on *nix you can do such things quite easliy.
ssh into your remote host and Enable ForwardX11
  1. For  enabling it for sshd (ssh deamon):
    •   sudo vi /etc/ssh/sshd_config 
    • and modify X11Forwarding no to X11Forwarding yes
  2. Restart sshd:
    • sudo /etc/init.d/ssh 
  3. Exit from current session
  4. ssh into remote host again with -X flag
    • ssh -X username@hostname
  5. Run your application in my case $ baobab
Disk Usage Utility
Have Look at JDiskReport for a cross platform app.
For Macs Edit  sshd_config  located in /etc
  1. sudo vim /etc/sshd_config 
  2. ssh to your mac
  3. Run the app $ java -jar jdiskreport-1.3.2.jar 

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