Default X11 forwarding behavior

Ed Phillips ed at UDel.Edu
Thu Oct 25 04:54:26 EST 2001

On Wed, 24 Oct 2001, Markus Friedl wrote:

> Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 18:58:53 +0200
> From: Markus Friedl <markus at>
> To: Ed Phillips <ed at UDel.Edu>
> Cc: openssh-unix-dev at
> Subject: Re: Default X11 forwarding behavior
> On Wed, Oct 24, 2001 at 12:06:37PM -0400, Ed Phillips wrote:
> > In addition to sshd now denying X11 forwarding by default, it appears that
> > ssh does not try to forward X11 by default.  Is this the intended
> > behavior?
> for a long long time.

Okay, I can see some good reasons why not to use ssh -X to an untrusted
system.  Are there any good reasons why not to sshd allow X11 forwarding
to occur?



Ed Phillips <ed at> University of Delaware (302) 831-6082
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