sean finney on 11 Aug 2010 03:13:18 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] "ssh -X" through multiple hops

note that in addition to "X11Forwarding yes" in sshd_config, you also
need the xauth program available on all hops between your client and
the destination.  so even if you have X11 forwarding enabled it won't
work wtihout it.

it helps for debugging to throw a couple -v's into the mix.  i.e.

ssh -X -vv hop1
ssh -X -vv hop2

and then look through the debug output for messages about executing (or
not finding) an xauth client.


On Sun, Aug 08, 2010 at 07:27:03PM -0400, Casey Bralla wrote:
> I want to be able to run an X application that is inside my firewall. I can 
> ssh into my firewall, and then ssh from the firewall into my inside machine, 
> but I don't know how to make an X application work through this "tunnel".
> Can anyone give me some pointers?   TIA!
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