[sudo-users] Sudo and x11 with root-squash NFS home dirs
spinler.patrick at mayo.edu
Mon Nov 24 12:05:25 EST 2008
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I suspect my answer is that I'm S.O.L., but I'd like to ask nevertheless:
We run NFS home directories on our servers, with root-squash set on the
That means that e.g. the .Xauthority file in my $HOME looks (correctly)
- -rw------- 1 ap00375 ap00375 3938 Nov 24 10:35 .Xauthority
My use case is to ssh -X some-server, then run "sudo some-X11-command".
However, with root-squash on the NFS server, when I do a "sudo
some-X11-command", the command running with EUID 0 tries to read my
.XAuthority. Of course it's denied and some-X11-command can't access my
ssh forwarded localhost:10 $DISPLAY.
As I mentioned I think I'm pretty much out of luck here, but just to be
sure, does anyone have any ideas on how to combine ssh X11 forwarding,
sudo X11-commands, and root-squashed NFS home dirs?
- -- Pat
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