ssh -X and sudo: permission mayhem

Nils Kassube kassube at gmx.net
Thu Sep 25 07:52:46 BST 2008


Dexter Filmore wrote:
> $ ssh -X user at bob
> then *on* bob ran
>
> $ sudo bash
> # konsole

Don't do that - root may steal some of the user's config files. Install 
package gksu on the remote machine and use "gksu konsole" instead of "sudo 
bash". Unfortunately you can't use the intended KDE program for your 
remote application because kdesu is broken:
<https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/208461>


Nils



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