X11 and ezjails

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Fri Mar 31 18:45:29 UTC 2017

On Fri, 31 Mar 2017 13:39:29 -0400, James B. Byrne via freebsd-questions wrote:
> I would like to run gvim in an X11 window over ssh to a jailed
> instance created with ezjail.  I have set sshd_config in the jail to
> allow X11Forwarding and I am connecting with 'ssh -Y jail.domain.tld'
> However, when I log into the jail and run gvim then I see this:
> # gvim
> X11 connection rejected because of wrong authentication.
> E233: cannot open display
> Press ENTER or type command to continue
> E852: The child process failed to start the GUI
> X11 connection rejected because of wrong authentication.
> I have run into this before and have attempted to apply all of the
> previous remedies but nothing seems to work.  Is there anything about
> jails themselves that would prevent X11 forwarding?

Just a very stupid question: You _did_ set $DISPLAY as needed?
See "man ssh", section X11 FORWARDING.

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