[CentOS] C6: ssh X-forwarding does not work

Sat Oct 29 08:18:13 UTC 2011
John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

On 10/29/11 12:58 AM, John Hodrien wrote:
> Yes, it's definitely possible to install without it.  I've done the same as
> you when setting up servers and had to add xauth afterwards to get remote X
> working.  It's a real gotcha for people who don't know about it, as other than
> DISPLAY not being set, nothing leaps out at you to say it's because xauth
> isn't installed.  It'd be quite nice if default ssh emitted a warning message
> about this at a non-debug level.

well, there's the subtle clue that the first time you log onto a 
particular account with X forwarding, xauth prints a message about 
saving the .Xauth file....

john r pierce                            N 37, W 122
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