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

Cristian Ionescu-Idbohrn cristian.ionescu-idbohrn at axis.com
Tue Nov 4 05:21:39 EST 2008

I'm seeing that warning quite often.  I can easily reproduce it by doing
something like this:

  # for i in $(seq 50);do ssh <server> date&;done

That's a cvs/ssh server and has 'MaxStartups 50' in /etc/ssh/sshd_config.

Server sshd is:

  OpenSSH_4.3p2 Debian-9etch3 pat OpenSSH

Client ssh is:

  OpenSSH_5.1p1 Debian-3, OpenSSL 0.9.8g 19 Oct 2007

I've also seen this:

  /usr/bin/X11/xauth:  error in locking authority file /home/user/.Xauthority


Anything that can be done to avoid that?



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