Bug 61076 - up2date does not forward through ssh -X
up2date does not forward through ssh -X
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: usermode (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Jindrich Novy
Jay Turner
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Reported: 2002-03-13 00:06 EST by Need Real Name
Modified: 2015-01-07 18:55 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-04-07 08:14:18 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2002-03-13 00:06:29 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; Q312461)

Description of problem:
up2date does not work through an ssh connection with X forwarding on. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start a remote Xserver.  (Used CYGWIN/Xfree86 on windows machine)
2. Connect to linux server using ssh -X user@somelinuxhost.com
3. start up2date 

Actual Results:  You see the up2date root logon message through X, then 
up2date hangs.   

Expected Results:  up2date should have opened in X. 

Additional info:

up2date works fine if it is run via a telnet session setting a 
export DISPLAY

Also this worked prior to the 2.7.11 release.
Comment 1 Adrian Likins 2002-03-18 17:04:16 EST
This seems to work fine for me. I need more info.

after ssh'ing, whats the value of $PATH and $DISPLAY?

what happens if you su to root and run "up2date"? 
what happens if you su to root and run "/usr/sbin/up2date"?
Comment 2 Need Real Name 2002-03-19 01:36:50 EST
After ssh is connected; 
When you su to root it just hangs.  Obviously you don't see the X window 
requesting root logon.  

I tried a different connection method,using Tera Term Pro with the SSH plugin 
and WinAxe 6.2 as the Xserver. When I run up2date using this method I get a X 
fowarding error. 

 TTSSH 'Remote X application sent incorrect authentication data. Its X session 
is being cancelled.'

Comment 3 Adrian Likins 2002-05-08 17:05:20 EDT
reassinging to usermode, since that seems to be causing the problems
Comment 4 Jindrich Novy 2005-04-07 08:14:18 EDT
Nope, this looks like the ssh X forwarding problem, usermode is not likely to be
a culprit here.

Closing this for now. Please file a new bug against some recent release if the
problem persists.

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