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[farmshare-discuss] Issue Logging In with Putty on Windows
vdc at stanford.edu
Sat Sep 29 12:37:34 PDT 2012
On Sep 29, 2012, at 12:32 PM, Chris Young <cvyoung at stanford.edu> wrote:
> I was wondering if someone could shed some light on an error I'm getting logging in to corn on a PC using Putty. (Everything works fine on my mac using X11 and the -X flag for ssh.)
> I have X11 forwarding enabled. When I first log in it hangs for several seconds and I get a message:
> /usr/bin/xauth: timeout in locking authority file /afs/ir/users/c/v/cvyoung/.Xauthority
> I can do simple things like change directories, but all the file permissions in my home directory have "???????" listed until I do a "kinit; aklog" and type in my password.
> I also can't do anything requiring X11 windows. Trying to run "xclock" gives:
> "PuTTY X11 proxy: wrong authorisation protocol attempted"
> "Error: Can't open display: localhost:14.0"
> I'm assuming it's something in my Putty settings for SSH. Anybody run across something like this before?
Are you connecting to 'corn.stanford.edu' or a specific corn? If you try logging into another corn, do you get different behavior?
Are you using password auth or kerberos? When you login, can you run 'kinit -f' and paste the results?
And just checking: do you have an X Server on your Windows system (e.g. Xming)?
Victor Chavez, 650.736.8350
Sr. SysAdmin, Stanford IT Services
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