Subject: Re: emacs and telnet
To: None <>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 01/29/2001 19:10:26
[ On Tuesday, January 30, 2001 at 00:07:40 (+0100), wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: emacs and telnet
> no! ssh did not pass DISPLAY because X11 forwarding is turned off in sshd

Hmmm, OK, but you might want to make sure you investigate that fact
thoroughly with "ssh -v" before you go too much futher down what seems
to be the wrong path.

> telnet passes and converts in as i see. 

No, telnet does not convert the DISPLAY variable by dropping the
hostname off.  I can prove this in any number of ways, including a code

I may have been mistaken about what sshd does to $DISPLAY though.  I'd
forgotten that it almost always chooses a new display number, eg:


and it seems to always put the local hostname in (my hostname is just
the basic name without a FQDN).

Make sure you eliminate any effect /etc/profile, ~/.profile, or whatever
other startup scripts there are too.  You might find one of them is
affecting the setting of $DISPLAY.

							Greg A. Woods

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