ssh -Y not an option

Alexander Gottwald
Mon May 2 16:32:00 GMT 2005

On Mon, 2 May 2005 wrote:

> I will read man Xsecurity but just to re-iterate; the ssh command
> does not take the option -Y.  I get this statement
> ssh: illegal option -- Y
> Usage: ssh [options] host [command]

This option was introduced with OpenSSH 3.8 and is equivalent to the
older -X switch. Starting with OpenSSH 3.8 -X has a different behaviour
and causes trouble with many applications.

So use ssh -Y remotehost where it does works and ssh -X remotehost 

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