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Re: [alpine-devel] main/xorg-server: Enable xcsecurity to allow ssh X11 forwarding

From: Igor Falcomatą <>
Date: Sat, 4 Mar 2017 15:57:21 +0100

On 03/04/2017 02:51 PM, Jean-Louis Fuchs wrote:

> Could somebody take a look at this issue:
> I know I should have sent a patch to the aports list, but I missed the
> wiki-page about patches. I don't want to duplicate things, so I hope
> we can solve this on the bug-tracker.

AFAIK, XCSECURITY are disabled on most (linux) Xorg packages, and on
freebsd and cygwin too (just search xcsecurity/xsecurity on google).

I just tried some weeks ago to use ssh -X on a OpenBSD X11 server, and
many applications just crashes with "bad access" or similar, as noted in
this mail:

Of course it is still possible to use ssh -Y to connect to Xorg
remotely, using the "trusted forwarding".


Received on Sat Mar 04 2017 - 15:57:21 UTC