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Re: OpenSSH display error

On Fri, Sep 08, 2000 at 10:27:53AM -0700, C.M. Connelly wrote:

> SB>   --> ssh -f alice xterm
> SB>   sb@alice.dcs.qmw.ac.uk's password: 
> SB>   <sb@alice> [~] 
> SB>   --> xterm Xt error: Can't open display: 
> SB> The funny thing is that X11Forwarding is turned on in both
> SB> /etc/ssh/sshd_config and /etc/ssh/ssh_config.
> I can't tell what's wrong from this information -- have you tried
> adding the ``-v'' flag to get verbose output?  It's pretty amazing
> what you can find out that way.  (For example, a friend was having
> problems connecting to one machine, and had no idea what was
> happening.  With the verbose flag, ssh told us that his
> authorized_keys file had the wrong permissions.)

he should also try adding the -X swich which enabled X forwarding.  i
don't really get /etc/ssh_config it seems to be completely commented
out by default. 

Ethan Benson

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