ex11 + ssh X11 forwarding

Peter-Henry Mander erlang@REDACTED
Fri May 7 17:07:38 CEST 2004

Hi Hal,

I'm curious, I don't have this ssh problem, ex11 X11 forwarding works
fine over ssh. I think I'm using the current release,

i.e. http://www.sics.se/~joe/ex11/download/release-2.tgz

I get:

[1007] echo $DISPLAY

on a ssh xterm launched with 

ssh -f remote_host xterm

which leads me to believe you may be unnecessarily specifying a DISPLAY,
it should look as if the display is local.

If I run the ex11 demo, it pops up with no problem.


On Fri, 07 May 2004 09:27:48 -0500
Hal Snyder <hal@REDACTED> wrote:

> Joe Armstrong <joe@REDACTED> writes:
> > I have totally rewritten the Xauthentication routines :-) and use
> > unix domain sockets now.
> Joe you are a wizard and a rabble rouser what with UBF, ex11, your new
> army of middlemen, and so many other interesting creations.
> I am still plodding along absorbing the ideas from the last couple
> brainstorms. Specifically, the latest ex11 downloaded seems to have
> trouble when going through an ssh-forwarded connection. If I open an
> xterm and ssh to a remote host with X11 forwarding enabled, I can run
> xeyes and emacs-with-X and such, but ex11 is no go until going back to
> manually specified DISPLAY of my workstation and xhost +remote_host
> back on the workstation.
> ssh to remote_host with X11 forwarding enabled gives you DISPLAY in
> the remote session of remote_host:13.0 or such.
> ISTR talk of a fix for this. Is there one, or are there hints where to
> start digging re xauth and such?

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