Using pulseaudio remotely via ssh

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It’s a little untidy and socat fails to exit when ssh does, but:

$ ssh -L 4000:localhost:4000 user@host socat TCP-LISTEN:4000,fork UNIX-CONNECT:/tmp/pulse-something/native
$ PULSE_SERVER=localhost:4000 vlc

UPDATE 2012-02-04: I’d left out the -L option…

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