failed to launch firefox after upgrading last weekend

Kevin Oberman oberman at
Wed Mar 10 08:55:15 PST 2004

> Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2004 10:48:53 +0800
> From: Ying-Chieh Liao <ijliao at>
> Sender: owner-freebsd-gnome at
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> On Tue, Mar 09, 2004 at 19:19:16 -0500, Adam McDougall wrote:
> > try ssh -Y.  I bet openssh3.8 is causing this.

I have been unable to find any X application that runs over an ssh X11
tunnel with OpenSSH 3.8 without either -Y or ForwardX11Trusted. Even my
stand-by for quick checking, xclock, fails.

If you want to use X11 over ssh with the latest OpenSSH, you really need
to always use ForwardX11Trusted. While I understand the reason for it,
it really strikes me as excessive (or maybe redundant).
R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
Energy Sciences Network (ESnet)
Ernest O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)
E-mail: oberman at			Phone: +1 510 486-8634

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