ssh forwarding connection refused messages, not just emacs

Tom Horsley horsley1953 at
Tue Nov 9 14:17:18 UTC 2010

OK, this is weird. When I "ssh -X -A -p 8022 zooty8022" to connect
to my system at home through a forwarded connection to my
ssh server that is on port 8022 here on my system at work,
running any X app generates the weird connection refused

zooty> strace -o xlogo.trace xlogo
connect : Connection refused

Yet, the xlogo window does indeed show up on my screen at work,
and more mysterious, no "write()" call in the strace of xlogo
writes that message, so where the devil is it coming from?
(And xlogo doesn't do any kind of a fork, so it isn't a
child writing it either).

I've got fedora 14 x86_64 on my system at work and at home.

More information about the users mailing list