Opened 16 years ago

Closed 15 years ago

#34 closed defect (wontfix)

long delays with ssh -X

Reported by: andersk Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: web Keywords:


(Imported from #492117.)


Something else seems to have changed in the ssh configuration. Now when I ssh from an Athena workstation (which auto-xforwards) I get a really long delay followed by an xauth timeout.


Hmm. I disabled X11Forwarding on the primary server for now. This reduced but did not eliminate the delay (i.e. there's still a huge difference between ssh and ssh -o ForwardX11=no), so I'm not entirely sure what's going on. I don't see the delay from my machine or mega-man.

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 16 years ago by price

  • Priority changed from major to minor

comment:2 Changed 15 years ago by quentin

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

This appears to be a bug with the version of ssh that's included in Athena 9, and only if your Athena 9 session is an ssh session with X forwarding. i.e.

ssh -Y athena.dialup ssh scripts

will trigger the bug, but

ssh -o ForwardX11=no athena.dialup ssh scripts

will not. Since the users who are most likely to be affected by this (athena.dialup users) are unlikely to have X forwarding to athena.dialup, I'm marking this bug as wontfix.

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