Xpra: Ticket #1319: allow the proxy to start new sessions

Following the improvements to the proxy server in r13793, r13795, r13574, r13542, #1264, SSL (#1252), etc.. make it possible to start new server sessions via a proxy server.

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 07:58:43 GMT - Antoine Martin: owner changed

Done in r13798.


xpra proxy :10 --tcp-auth=allow --bind-tcp=

On the client:

xpra start tcp/username:password@ --start-child=xterm --exit-with-children

Will ask the proxy to start a new session, which you can see with "xpra list". It will survive the proxy server if the proxy is killed.

Things we could do to take this further:


@afarr: just a FYI.

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 02:15:44 GMT - alas: status changed; resolution set

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 03:13:39 GMT - Antoine Martin:

r13892 adds support for specifying the display at the end of the URL, and:

Will start a fluxbox full desktop on display ":200".

Now that the user can specify the display to shadow, this works on multi-user systems where there may be more than one X11 server running. (ie: my desktop is on ":1" but there is also a ":0" display)

Note: when using "auth=none", you can omit the "username:password" part. (and accept the risks that go with it)

Sat, 23 Jan 2021 05:21:00 GMT - migration script:

this ticket has been moved to: https://github.com/Xpra-org/xpra/issues/1319