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Re: ssh X forwarding change in FC3



Alan Cox wrote:
On Fri, Jan 07, 2005 at 05:05:00PM -0600, Eli Carter wrote:

I'm not so sure. ssh Xnest's work well

That piques my interest... but I'm not sure I follow. Can you elaborate a little? How does xnest relate to the security concerns?


Its the standard way to isolate untrusted desktops

Thanks. That got me enough to Google with. :)


Of interest to this discussion, I found this document:
http://www.giac.org/practical/GCIH/Holger_Van_Lengerich_GCIH.pdf

I have not read this through yet, but I found this comment in the introductory information intriguing:

"Today X11 forwarding is disabled in most default configurations of SSH. As X11 forwarding is a very convenient feature, there always will be a temptation for operating system distributors, system administrators and user to enable it per default."

Hoping I'm adding signal and not noise,

Eli
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Eli Carter           \                  it will be soon." -- crypto-gram
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