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Re: xauth issue (remote X w/putty via Cygwin/XWin)

I did attempt to use the Cygwin version of Putty but encountered
several errors. I ended adding a post-install script that makes the
following changes in /bin/startxwin and /bin/startx

defaultserverargs="-multiwindow -listen tcp"'

This seems to allow functionality with our external (to Cygwin)
version of Putty however I am still testing.


On Tue, Sep 22, 2015 at 9:48 AM, Jon TURNEY <> wrote:
> On 15/09/2015 16:56, Chris Louden wrote:
>> Following up on this post:
>> Is there any news regarding the getting "listen tcp" issue with xauth
>> resolved. The workaround mentioned works but isn't ideal in the
>> environment I have.
> No progress, but a couple more suggestions:
> cygwin now has an X11 PuTTY client package.  I haven't tested that, but I
> guess that should be able to find the X display and authority file without
> any special configuration.
> Alternatively, you could patch xinit to use a deterministic name for the
> authority file e.g. ~/.serverauth.hostname.display rather than
> ~/
> (If you write such a patch, please submit it, as that would probably be
> acceptable in our package and maybe upstream.  Using just the pid seems
> wrong, as there potentially could be collisions in a shared home directory)
> --
> Volunteer Cygwin/X X Server maintainer

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