When using SSH mode to connect to some linux servers:
For some servers, mobaxterm shows "X11-forwarding : ✔ (remote display is forwarded through SSH)" and I can start some gui application in local windows.
For some servers, mobaxterm shows "X11-forwarding : ✘ (disabled or not supported by server)
My question is, how does mobaxterm know this information? On both servers I've configured /etc/ssh/ssh_config to have:
I was having a similar problem: MobaXterm was saying one of my servers DID support X11 forwarding, and the other didn't. This was maddening, as the
/etc/ssh/ssh_config files were identical. My problem was answered here.
Seems you are looking in the wrong place, like I was.
/etc/ssh/ssh_configconfigures SSH clients on your host.
/etc/ssh/sshd_configconfigures the SSH server on your host.
Thus, check for the line "X11Forwarding" in your
/etc/ssh/sshd_config file. (Note the "d".) If uncommented and set to "yes", then X11 forwarding should work... and I bet MobaXterm will detect this.