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Re: More SSH Fun (X11 forwarding)



Hi Vineet,

It doesn't matter--it's still does not work no matter what I do
to my X server.

Anyway, I turned off xhost and X11 listening a while ago.

-Anne

This one time, Vineet Kumar wrote:
> * Anne Carasik (gator@cacr.caltech.edu) [020701 16:01]:
> > This one time, David Caplan wrote:
> > > Hi, I'm not exactly sure what you are trying to do, maybe this will
> > > help :)
> > >     does it matter if you authorize the other computer with xhost?
> > >     or just a `xhost +` ?
> > 
> > Nope, that didn't help. It may be because X11 isn't listening on
> > port 6000, but I really didn't think that would affect X11 forwarding.
> > 
> > Guess it does.  I'll try and set my X11 to listen, and if that fixes
> > it, it goes in the FAQ :)
> 
> nonono! don't set your x server to listen for tcp and don't use xhost.
> 
> That is the Wrong Way. The whole idea of using ssh's x forwarding is to
> avoid sending your X session (including all your keystrokes) across the
> wire in the clear. (It's also rather convenient, once it's set up right,
> to locally-display remote apps, but demonstrated difficulties in getting
> it set up negate any convenience argument in this case, I think!)
> 
> For review:
> 
> http://www.google.com/search?q=never+xhost&btnI=I
> 
> good times,
> Vineet
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