No xauth program

Scott T. Marshall marshallst@APPSTATE.EDU
Thu Sep 2 18:06:00 GMT 2010

Thanks for the suggestion Jon. I don't know exactly what I should ask 
xauth to do or what syntax is requires (the man page was not completely 
clear to me), but what I can say is that if I try to execute xauth in an 
xterm, it gives no errors.
I can also say that when I ssh to other linux machines, I can open X 
applications, but my cygwin/windows 7 x64 box will not forward x windows 
when someone log onto it.

On 9/2/2010 11:11 AM, Jon TURNEY wrote:
> On 01/09/2010 20:29, Scott T. Marshall wrote:
>> when I connect using
>> ssh -Yv localhost
>> the last few lines of output are:
>> debug1: Entering interactive session.
>> debug1: No xauth program.
>> Warning: No xauth data; using fake authentication data for X11
>> forwarding.
>> debug1: Requesting X11 forwarding with authentication spoofing.
>> debug1: Remote: No xauth program; cannot forward with spoofing.
>> Last login: Wed Sep 1 15:03:40 2010 from ::1
>> I don't understand the No xauth program part. I have xauth in /bin
>> which xauth
>> returns
>> /usr/bin/xauth
>> and when I check the permissions on xauth, I see that they are 755 and
>> I am
>> the owner.
> You might like to try if xauth can actually run successfully?

Scott T. Marshall
Department Of Geology
Appalachian State University
572 Rivers St.
Boone, NC 28608

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