Remote Operation of a Computer

Gilles Gravier gilles at
Sat Apr 25 22:07:51 UTC 2009


Derek Broughton wrote:
> Gilles Gravier wrote:
>> By ssh -Y, I'm sure you mean ssh -X ...
>> -X is the option to do X11 port forwarding.
> That seems like a response from someone who's _used_ to doing something but
> hasn't actually read the man page in a long time.
> -Y is "trusted" X11 port forwarding.
Yep. Call me old-timer.

Then again, -Y isn't implemented in all versions of SSH, whereas -X
is... so I'm being conservative.

On some platforms, -X triggers X11 forwarding, which is, in turn,
implemented as "Trusted, by default" (see the man page for OpenSolaris'

I understand that the original poster may have implied that both his
systems are Ubuntu, but I live in a heterogenous world where I connect
to Ubuntu servers from an OpenSolaris laptop, so for me, ssh -Y isn't a
reality, ssh -X is.


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