Subject: xsrc/24922: xauth stopped working
To: None <>
From: Martin Husemann <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 03/26/2004 09:59:07
>Number:         24922
>Category:       xsrc
>Synopsis:       xauth does not work any more
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    xsrc-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Mar 26 09:00:00 UTC 2004
>Originator:     Martin Husemann
>Release:        NetBSD 1.6ZK
System: NetBSD 1.6ZK NetBSD 1.6ZK (PORTER) #0: Wed Mar 24 11:08:18 CET 2004 i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386

xauth stopped working for me. I can not make remote hosts display on my
Xserver any more w/o using xhost.

I'm not 100% sure when this started to happen, and if it's a problem of the
Xserver host or the X client. I *think* it started when I updated the
client host to XFree4.4.


xauth extract - $DISPLAY | ssh (somehost) xauth merge -
ssh (somehost)
xterm -display (orig display)