X11 forwarding does not work as normal user

Kevin Steves kevin at atomicgears.com
Thu May 9 02:58:04 EST 2002

On Tue, 7 May 2002, Ziying Sherwin wrote:
:On the client side, there are a few extra lines if the client is a super user:
:  debug2: x11_get_proto /usr/openwin/bin/xauth list :0.0 2>/dev/null
:  debug1: Requesting X11 forwarding with authentication spoofing.
:  debug1: channel request 0: x11-req
:The difference between super users and normal users is that the super users
:set their DISPLAY environmental variable, while the normal users do not. Also
:the super users and normal users have different privillege over the
:configuration file ssh_config.

DISPLAY must be set, or ssh does not know where to plug forwarded X11
connections to.

I don't understand your permissions issue, but the global ssh_config is
intended to be read other.

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