ssh -X when X server is not running

Dave Yost Dave at
Sat Apr 9 02:57:07 EST 2005


On Mac and Cygwin, if your X server is not running, and you ssh -X to 
another host, you get this message:

   Warning: No xauth data; using fake authentication data for X11 forwarding.

This situation can be hard to diagnose for a new user.  A message 
that says something to the effect of

   Is your X server running?

in addition or instead would be good.


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