Patch to add "warn" value to ForwardX11 and ForwardAgent

Markus Friedl markus at
Sat Oct 27 08:09:24 EST 2001

On Fri, Oct 26, 2001 at 04:11:30PM -0500, Dave Dykstra wrote:
> Because ForwardX11 and ForwardAgent are so useful but introduce risk when
> used to a not well-secured server, I added a "warn" value to the ForwardX11
> and ForwardAgent options which causes the ssh client to print a big warning
> whenever the forwarding is actually used.  I plan to make "ForwardX11=warn"
> the default in my ssh_config distribution.

why is this better then having
and using
to enable forwarding on a 'need' basis?


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