February 3rd, 2012, 08:17 AM
is it possible to temporarily stop forwarding x11 DISPLAY to an active x11forward session without dropping that session?
February 6th, 2012, 06:54 PM
I think so. I just learned that I can reconnect to a running session on a remote host by reestablishing the connections
$ ssh -N -L aport:localhost:anotherport email@example.com
Anyway, you probably want vnc. It's free. The x server runs under the vncserver on the x client , and then you can open and close views to that session at will from different displays using the vncviewer. It's wonderful.