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Fix ssh -Y with other Macs OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion

You may have realised that when you try use ssh -Y on another Mac from Mountain Lion you get the following error :

Warning: No xauth data; using fake authentication data for X11 forwarding.X11 forwarding request failed on channel 0

Fixing this error only takes some simple configuration. All you have to do is add these lines to the following files on both machines:


X11Forwarding yes
XauthLocation /opt/X11/bin/xauth
XauthLocation /usr/X11R6/bin/xauth


XauthLocation /opt/X11/bin/xauth
XauthLocation /usr/X11R6/bin/xauth

That should be all you need to get rid of the authentication error. Hope this was helpful.

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