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Old 06-24-2002, 06:11 PM   #1
Halz
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ssh: x11 forwarding problems


As I understand it, ssh is supposed to automagically forward X11 after connecting. I gather this error message is whats preventing this from happening in my case. Thinking it was a host-lookup problem, I added my machine's hostname (homeworld; no domain) to the /etc/hosts file on the client machine.

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[alex@waherlinux etc]$ ssh <my.ip.address>
Enter passphrase for RSA key '/home/alex/.ssh/identity':
Last login: Wed May  8 15:44:42 2002 from <another.place>
/usr/X11R6/bin/xauth: (stdin):1:  bad display name "homeworld:10.0" in "add" command
[alex@homeworld alex]$
Funny-- ha ha.. Without even posting this, I came to realize that I should try adding my hostname/IP to the /etc/hosts file of the server. Sure enough.. it works. Strange.. a machine running a DNS server can't see itself. Oh well.. guess its time to get a domain name
 
Old 06-25-2002, 03:27 AM   #2
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so you don't need help after all? why did you post this?
 
  


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