Re: SSH and X11 Forwrding query
On Sat, 2 Jul 2005 15:23:24 -0500
Jacob S <stormspotter@6Texans.net> wrote:
> On Sat, 2 Jul 2005 14:09:42 -0600
> Dean Allen Provins <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Hello:
> > I have used SSH and X Forwarding successfully in the past, but since
> > moving to Sarge, it refuses to co-operate. Either I can't
> > read/understand the documentation or there's something new.
> > >From work, I can ssh or scp to home using a host.domain address. At
> > home I've added 3 lines to my .ssh/config file:
> > Host my_work.dyndns.org
> > User my_user
> > ForwardX11 yes
> > where the host address is another host.domain address that I
> > registered with dyndns.org (great service). My user name and hostname
> > at "my_work" are not the same as at home. Both IP addresses are
> > correctly deduced by DNS from the host.domain's that I registered.
> > Both hosts are behind firewalls and have private addresses
> > (192.168.x.x).
> > When I connect from work, the DISPLAY variable is NOT set. I've tried
> > the command line option as well as the "config" file above.
> > Anyone have any ideas on what I'm doing incorrectly or have knowledge
> > of why this setup will consistently fail?
> Do you have "X11Forwarding yes" set in /etc/ssh/sshd_config? (Make
> sure to run "/etc/init.d/ssh restart" if you make changes to that
> file.) The "ForwardX11 yes" line in your ~/.ssh/config file will only
> affect _outgoing_ connections from that computer, not incoming. Plus,
> both "ForwardX11 yes" and -X will only work if the "X11Forwarding yes"
> line is set in the sshd_config file.
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another thing that might be the cause of this problems is that
xauth is not installed on the box you'r trying to connect to.
dpkg -l xbase-clients
and install with
apt-get install xbase-clients.