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X11 forwarding request failed on channel 0

I got this error while trying to redirect my display to the local host.

marius$ ssh -X oracle@rac1
Warning: the ECDSA host key for 'rac1' differs from the key for the IP address ''
Offending key for IP in /Users/marius/.ssh/known_hosts:10
Matching host key in /Users/marius/.ssh/known_hosts:13
Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? yes
oracle@rac1's password:
X11 forwarding request failed on channel 0
Last login: Mon Apr 25 18:02:35 2016 from
[oracle@rac1 ~]$

The solution that I’ve found is this one: just set the X11UseLocalhost to “no” (in my case was set to “yes”):

vi /etc/ssh/sshd_config
X11Forwarding yes
#X11DisplayOffset 10
X11UseLocalhost no


I am an Oracle DBA with experience in Maximum Availability technology such as RAC, Data Guard, Grid Control and ASM. I worked with version 9i through 12c on a number of operating systems. Next to that I have an extensive experience with PL/SQL, Oracle eBusiness Suite and shell scripting. Specialties: Oracle RAC & ASM (Configuration/Monitoring/Tuning) Oracle Data Guard (Configuration/Monitoring/Tuning) EM12c (Installation / troubleshooting) SQL & PLSQL *nix Shell scripting

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