Can't talk to X server through ssh tunnel after ~ 18 minutes

Andrew DeFaria
Wed May 25 23:47:00 GMT 2011

On 5/25/2011 11:01 AM, Tim Daneliuk wrote:
> On 5/25/2011 12:43 PM, Andrew DeFaria said this:
>> I ssh from my Cygwin box to a Linux machine (happens with Solaris 
>> machines too) and I can run X applications back to Cygwin/X without a 
>> problem. However, after a few minutes something happens to the tunnel 
>> and I can no longer put up any X windows:
> What arguments are you using to start the ssh session?
The only argument is -X. Like I said, I was able to put up X windows 
through the ssh tunnel. Then, after some, it stops working - consistently.
Andrew DeFaria <>
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