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So if I'm VPN'ing in from home, I want all of those connections to have -X specified. I already have the keys copied and an entry in ~/.config with the ip and userid so all I have to do is go: ssh wk so this is the last fly in the ointment.

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If you peek into the manual page for ssh_config, you will find an option ForwardX11, which can be put in your config such as:

Host wk
  Hostname W.X.Y.Z
  ForwardX11 yes

And then your connections to host wk will have X11 forwarding enabled by default.

  • Yup. Numbskull moment for me although in the past the settings were different in /etc/ssh/sshd_config than they were in ~/.ssh/config – user447607 Jan 9 '16 at 20:53
  • they still are. ssh_config and sshd_config are different things with different options and different manual pages with description inside. – Jakuje Jan 9 '16 at 20:55

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