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ssh appear to hang; xauth; X forwarding
- From: "Peter Ring" <PRI at magnus dot dk>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2004 13:26:39 +0200
- Subject: ssh appear to hang; xauth; X forwarding
Recently, probably after upgrading ssh to openssh-3.9p1-2, ssh appeared to hang, whether invoked by itself or as transport for cvs.
Well, the culprit was xauth, or rather X forwarding. Starting ssh invoked xauth which subsequently hung because X wasn't running, even though DISPLAY was defined.
Unsetting DISPLAY if X isn't running will cure the problem.
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