Bug 50098 - forwarding X connections does not work
Summary: forwarding X connections does not work
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: openssh   
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Version: 1.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Nalin Dahyabhai
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-07-26 19:35 UTC by j. alan eldridge
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-07-26 19:44:43 UTC
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ssh -ddde output (11.18 KB, text/plain)
2001-07-26 19:44 UTC, j. alan eldridge
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Description j. alan eldridge 2001-07-26 19:35:17 UTC
Description of Problem:

How Reproducible:

1. first, create /usr/spool/sockets/X11. (sshd is built with wrong path... 
already in bugzilla).

2. Restart sshd in debug mode so can see what it says.

3. From a client (in this case, a cygwin client), do ssh -l user -X f.q.d.n

4. On client, verify that DISPLAY is set.

5. On client, try to execute an X program, say, xterm.

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Comment 1 j. alan eldridge 2001-07-26 19:44:37 UTC
Created attachment 25108 [details]
ssh -ddde output

Comment 2 Mike A. Harris 2002-02-11 08:38:45 UTC
/usr/spool is not a required directory in Linux, as defined by
the File Heirarchy Standard 2.2 located at:  http://www.pathname.com/fhs

Here is the FHS section on /usr/spool:

       The following symbolic links to directories may be present. This
       possibility is based on the need to preserve compatibility with older
       systems until all implementations can be assumed to use the /var

           /usr/spool -> /var/spool
           /usr/tmp -> /var/tmp
           /usr/spool/locks -> /var/lock

       Once a system no longer requires any one of the above symbolic links,
       the link may be removed, if desired.

Basically /usr/spool is not a valid directory, however a symlink may exist
for compatibility with legacy software, however no such link is required.

I use ssh+X11 forwarding every day, and it works ok, so I presume whatever
bug may have been in rawhide, was fixed long ago in the final release.

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