Title bar of X apps, no host name?

Jerry Cloe jerry@jtcloe.net
Sun Oct 24 01:59:00 GMT 2010

When I start individual windows between two linux boxes I always get the
host name in the title bar of the window.

For example from my desktop linux box:

ssh -X jerry@prodserver
gedit &

The title bar of the resulting gedit window will be along the lines of:
"gedit (on prodserver.host.com)"

But, when I do this from my windows/cygwin desktop, the title bar is simply
"gedit" without the host name.

On the linux side, I've never done anything to set this up or make it work,
it just always worked, so I'm not even sure where to begin looking.

Any ideas?

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