Is there any way to speed up X forwarding? I am using xming on windows and putty.
I've tried with and without compression it's really really slow & my upload is 10Mb
Uploading from my Windows PC (1) to my Ubuntu machine (2) in another city using Putty tools is slow.
I tested this over OpenVPN tunnel and via port forwarding to (2).
It turns out that using rsync (Unison) via SSH (plink.exe) or pscp.exe is 70% slower than copying with WinSCP (scp or sftp) in (1)->(2) direction.
Downloading has the same speeds for both.
This is the first time I have setup an xforward to a Windows machine using xming. If I enter a remote command like /usr/bin/firefox in the SSH section of the putty configuration an xforwards firefox will start on windows.
If I simply have x forwarding enable attempt firefox &.