On 31 dec 2008, at 19:01, Peter Boosten <pe...@boosten.org> wrote:

Glen Barber wrote:
On Wed, 2008-12-31 at 12:54 -0500, stan wrote:
On Wed, Dec 31, 2008 at 12:41:48PM -0500, Glen Barber wrote:
On Wed, 2008-12-31 at 12:35 -0500, stan wrote:
I just built a new 7.1 machine, and when I ssh from a Linux box to it I get
the following errors:

usr/local/bin/xauth: (stdin):1: bad display name "unix:10.0" in "remove"
/usr/local/bin/xauth: (stdin):2: bad display name "unix:10.0" in "add"

And I cannit get ssh to foward the X protocol. Yes I have added

ForwardX11 yes to /etc/ssh/ssh_config

What am I doing wrong?

I assume you have xserver on the FreeBSD box? Check your display name.
I'm pretty sure it's supposed to be 'hostname:0:0'.

Perhaps I was not clear. Yes I do have the X server running on the FreeBSD machine, but that should not matter, as I am ssh'ing _from_ the Linux box
which does have a working X server on it also, and can ssh to other
machines  and get X fowarded corectly.

You need an xserver to connect *to*, which is why I asked.

Nope, not true: you can ssh to  client without x server (from an X
server) and start x clients to display on your local machine.

Through the ssh session, your display will be localhost:10:0


After re-reading Glens remark he's actually right: the client connects *
to* the server, however the confusion starts when connecting to the client with ssh.

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