OpenSSH configuration and many recent problems

Corinna Vinschen
Mon Mar 8 14:04:00 GMT 2004

On Mar  8 14:17, Alexander Gottwald wrote:
> On Mon, 8 Mar 2004 wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > just wanted you to know, that OpenSSH 3.8 configuration seems to be the reason
> > for some of the recent problems presented here (e.g. AltGr not working, emacs crash).
> > I've had those problems, too.
> > Takuma Murakami suggested that I checked my OpenSSH configuration.
> > When I added "ForwardX11Trusted yes" to /etc/ssh_config, all my problems went away.
> This is a very big problem. We get about 2 bugreports per day on the cygwin-xfree
> mailing list. What about making the X11ForwardTrusted default on cygwin?

I'm not actually keen to change another default setting of OpenSSH to an
unsafe setting on Cygwin by default.  It's bad enough to set StrictModes
to no by default and I already have stomach pain due to that.

Especially I don't see why this setting should have another default on
Cygwin as on any other OS.  There's no difference between Cygwin and
other OSes which justifies this measure, right?


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