I'm running a TCP server locally, and I'm trying to open a file from a remote host on my local Emacs through emacsclient. The reason for this is that I have emacspeak running locally which gives me speech, and I want to use this for commands that use the
$EDITOR variable, like editing crontab, or
kubectl edit and so on.
This question already exists on StackOverflow and has an answer, but at the time the question was asked, this feature was not yet introduced. This feature is introduced in Emacs 26.0.50, according to the relevant issue.
So, here is what I've set:
server-auth-keyis set to a key I generated with
server-hostis set to my local computer's hostname
server-portis set to 1990
server-use-tcpis set to
I copied and pasted the local
~/.emacs.d/server/server into the remote host's
~/.emacs.d/server/server, and then ran the following command:
$ emacsclient -f server test
This gave me the following output:
emacsclient: connected to remote socket at 10.156.54.246
And then nothing. Nothing pops up on my local Emacs.
Running the same command locally works.
I investigated further and doing a telnet to the host mentioned in the output of
emacsclient on port
1990 doesn't work either.
It looks like I'm not setting the value of
server-host correctly. I've set it to my hostname, but that doesn't seem to be working.
How should I set my
server-host? What should I set it to?