What risk is X11Forward to a server?

Jim Knoble jmknoble at pobox.com
Fri Oct 26 06:05:05 EST 2001

Circa 2001-Oct-25 14:23:57 -0500 dixit Dave Dykstra:

: Why, then, doesn't OpenSSH set X11Forward=yes by default on the server?

Don't know.  However, i do know that, on servers without xauth present,
sshd emits a nasty warning message when X11 forwarding is turned on but
sshd can't find xauth.  That may be why Markus or someone else decided
to turn it off by default.

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