Untrusted X11 forwarding setup failed

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org
Wed Jun 24 12:11:18 UTC 2009

Daniel Underwood <djuatdelta at gmail.com> writes:

> Whenever I
> $ ssh -X user at server
> from my FreeBSD machine, I get the following message (and am
> successfully logged in):
> Warning: untrusted X11 forwarding setup failed: xauth key data not generated
> Warning: No xauth data; using fake authentication data for X11 forwarding.
> When I log in to the same servers from my Ubuntu machines, I do NOT
> get that message.
> What's wrong here?

See the ssh(1) manual for information on the -X and -Y options, and
ssh_config(5) for information on ForwardX11Trusted.

Lowell Gilbert, embedded/networking software engineer, Boston area

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