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We've had a couple of reports of X forwarding breakage related to IPv6.
One report implied that X forwarding in PuTTY broke right after we integrated the IPv6 code. Presumably the IPv6 changes have had some sort of side effect on the local network connection between PuTTY and the X server, but it isn't clear what since we haven't been able to reproduce it.
We received this report by email
localhost:0). The reporter found that requesting
127.0.0.1:0instead worked, although not consistently. (This leads me to wonder whether "
localhost" might have been resolving to an IPv6 address on the system in question.)
127.0.0.1:0doesn't help at all
2006-04-12 12:44:08 Received X11 connect request from 127.0.0.1:39241 2006-04-12 12:44:08 Opening X11 forward connection succeeded 2006-04-12 12:44:08 Forwarded X11 connection terminated
If anyone is able to reproduce this or shed some light on possible causes, we'd be grateful.
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