X11Forwarding needs xorg-x11-xauth

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In this example on a RHEL 5 system, X11Forwarding is enabled in ''/etc/ssh/sshd_config'', but cookie-based access will not work until the '''xorg-x11-xauth''' package and its dependency is installed.
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In this example on a RHEL 5 system, X11Forwarding is enabled in ''/etc/ssh/sshd_config'', but cookie-based access will not work until the '''xorg-x11-xauth''' package and its dependency (libXmu) are installed.
$ '''grep X11Forwarding /etc/ssh/sshd_config'''
$ '''grep X11Forwarding /etc/ssh/sshd_config'''
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$ '''echo $DISPLAY'''
$ '''echo $DISPLAY'''
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* Install the '''xorg-x11-xauth''' package and its dependency.
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# '''yum -y install xorg-x11-xauth'''
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# '''yum -y install xorg-x11-xauth'''
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* Login to the system with X11 forwarding enabled.
/usr/bin/xauth: creating new authority file /root/.Xauthority
/usr/bin/xauth: creating new authority file /root/.Xauthority
$ '''echo $DISPLAY'''
$ '''echo $DISPLAY'''

Revision as of 14:37, 29 May 2008

In this example on a RHEL 5 system, X11Forwarding is enabled in /etc/ssh/sshd_config, but cookie-based access will not work until the xorg-x11-xauth package and its dependency (libXmu) are installed.

$ grep X11Forwarding /etc/ssh/sshd_config
X11Forwarding yes
$ echo $DISPLAY

  • Install the xorg-x11-xauth package and its dependency.
  1. yum -y install xorg-x11-xauth
  • Login to the system with X11 forwarding enabled.
/usr/bin/xauth:  creating new authority file /root/.Xauthority
$ echo $DISPLAY
localhost:10.0

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