Re: X11 forwarding after su'ing

From: Peter (pk_at_q-leap.com)
Date: 04/29/03

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    To: "Philipp Strozyk" <Philipp.Strozyk@epost.de>
    
    

    Hello,

    this is getting more and more obscure, I have to interfere...

    1. to modify the .Xauthority file use the program called xauth. look at
    the sshd(8) manpage, there is a sample script close to the end, that
    gives you an idea how to use it.

    2. make sure you never ever use the xhost program, except `xhost -'
    I am glad nobody suggested it.

    3. why not use ssh -X -l <thotheruserIwantedsuto?> <thehost>?

    4. You can also use ssh -X -l <thotheruser> localhost after you logged
    in <theotherhost> DISPLAY will be set for you if X11Forwarding is
    enabled in your ssh config files.

    then you do not use `su' at all and you don't have to worry about
    setting DISPLAY, or lost environment, or copying files around.

    cheers,

            Peter

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