Remote_observe - Bash script to remsh into your remote Elixir/Erlang VM with only SSH access

Hi Guys,

recently during Elixir Berlin there was a discussion on how to start the observer on a remote server. And also here in the forum there are at least three forum entries on setting up the required port forwardings.

Long story short I’ve created a convenience bash script around ssh that does create those forwardings and starts the Observer application if possible.


  • Since I can’t test on mac myself, it’s pretty likely to have errors there. If anyone can test and let me know what needs to be fixed, that would be awesome.
  • Also the script is fixed to -sname right now - it should probably autodetect.