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November 9, 2005, 9:42 pm
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I have a remote server acting strange. `ssh -X myserver` functions only
correct if I use `X11UseLocalhost yes`. After changing the setting
`X11UseLocalhost no`, ssh reuses my $DISPLAY setting AND it only works
correcty the second time.
So on the first connection I get `DISPLAY=myserv:10` but trying xterm
gives me `xterm Xt error: Can't open display: myserv:10.0`. Setting up
another connection to the same server, I get `DISPLAY=myserv:10` again
and xterm works fine.
Any suggestion on what I'm doing wrong?
(Please, CC me. Not following this group)
Re: X11Forwarding strangeness
Assuming you are using OpenSSH, I think this is the following bug:
The underlying cause is that some of the connect leave the TCP socket
in FIN_WAIT states, and when sshd attempts to listen on those ports
without the SO_REUSEADDR flag, it fails. This will be fixed in the
next release (4.3).
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