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Re: X11 forwarding request failed on channel 0

On 06/18/2013 04:01 PM, Jon TURNEY wrote:
On 18/06/2013 17:23, Andrew DeFaria wrote:
Lately I noticed the following error when attempting to ssh from my Ubuntu
Not sure if "lately" means you haven't changed anything, but it didn't report
this error before, or you've only recently started paying attention :D
More like the later. I only run Windows in a VM anymore and I only really use it for Playon (See - that and I have some Perl code I want to make sure works on Windows through Cygwin. So most of the time I'm not running any X stuff on Cygwin.
(13.04) systems to my Cygwin system with X11 Forwarding turned on:

X11 forwarding request failed on channel 0

Any idea of how I can fix this?

Not sure if this is a Cygwin issue (but it does involve ssh) or a Cygwin/X issue.
Possibly you do not have the remote sshd configured to allow X11 forwarding.

See A5 to Q6.1 in the Cygwin/X FAQ [1].  The other answers may also be

That seems to be it - ForwardX11 was commented out in /etc/sshd_config on the Cygwin box. Is this a new default?

In any event thanks.
Andrew DeFaria <>
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