Bug 168703 - sshd/X11 does not tunnel iff command placed in background
sshd/X11 does not tunnel iff command placed in background
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: openssh (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Tomas Mraz
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2005-09-19 13:01 EDT by jørgen nørgaard
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-01-23 12:07:55 EST
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Description jørgen nørgaard 2005-09-19 13:01:13 EDT
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Description of problem:
After the most recent up2date, I have a problem with x11 tunnelling over ssh.

If I login using:

ssh -C -Y <key file> -f "$user@$host" "xterm &"

I get the following error:

xterm Xt error: Can't open display: localhost:12.0

If logged in as:
ssh -C -Y <key file> -f "$user@$host" "xterm"

It works.

Backgrounding the login job is to get around limitations in older openssh versions on other systems.

This did not happen before the latest up2date. I run up2date from a terminal started this way and 
afterwards it fails.

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1. hard to describe, see above

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Comment 1 John Mahowald 2005-09-19 13:05:34 EDT
*** Bug 168704 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Tomas Mraz 2005-09-19 16:35:12 EDT
I can't reproduce this problem here. The upgrade happened on server or client or
both? Could you please attach logs from both client and server (sshd run with
-ddd ssh with -vvv)?
Comment 3 Tomas Mraz 2005-09-19 17:06:59 EDT
I found a better reproducer:

ssh -Y user@host "(sleep 2; xterm) &"

The code handling setup of X forwarding channels was changed between openssh
4.1p1 and 4.2p1. I'll report this upstream.
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2006-01-23 12:05:11 EST
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openssh-4.2p1-fc4.10 has been pushed for FC4, which should resolve this issue.  If these problems are still present in this version, then please make note of it in this bug report.

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