Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
good chemistry is complicated,
and a little bit messy -LW

Re^4: bcvi - run vi over a 'back-channel'

by grantm (Parson)
on Feb 06, 2008 at 00:08 UTC ( #666424=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: bcvi - run vi over a 'back-channel'
in thread bcvi - run vi over a 'back-channel'

You certainly don't needto do xhost +. That would only help if gvim was running on the remote server and connecting back to X on your workstation. The whole point of bcvi is to avoid forwarding X (and requiring gvim and X libraries on the server). Instead, bcvi uses a forwarded socket to pass one message back to your workstation which then invokes gvim with an scp-style file path.

If you type bcvi filename on the server and get Can't connect to 'localhost:10019' then that suggests perhaps the SSH daemon on the server has been configured to refuse TCP forwarding requests. You can find out for sure by running a command like this to connect to the server:

ssh -v -R 10019:localhost:10019 servername

The '-v' will mean you get a lot of debugging output which ought to include a line like this:

debug1: remote forward success for: listen 10019, connect localhost:10 +019

but in your case there may be an error indicating that the 'remote forward' was not successful. The fix would be to make sure the sshd_config on the server includes:

AllowTcpForwarding yes

Even if you can't make bcvi work, you should still be able to edit a remote file like this:

gvim scp://server//path/to/some/file

Log In?

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://666424]
[erix]: one would think: git clone git://perl5.git.
[LanX]: I have to clone it all ?
[LanX]: urban dictionry blocked
vrk takes a cookie from the platter on the sideboard.

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others making s'mores by the fire in the courtyard of the Monastery: (10)
As of 2017-04-24 15:26 GMT
Find Nodes?
    Voting Booth?
    I'm a fool:

    Results (442 votes). Check out past polls.