What risk is X11Forward to a server?

Ed Phillips ed at UDel.Edu
Fri Oct 26 06:34:28 EST 2001

On Thu, 25 Oct 2001, Jim Knoble wrote:

> Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2001 16:05:05 -0400
> From: Jim Knoble <jmknoble at pobox.com>
> To: openssh-unix-dev at mindrot.org
> Cc: Dave Dykstra <dwd at bell-labs.com>
> Subject: Re: What risk is X11Forward to a server?
> 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.

That brings up a quick question I forgot...

How do you change the compiled-in PATH that sshd uses by default?



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