X2Go Bug report logs - #397
Cannot connect when user home folder contains a non-ascii character

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Package: x2goserver; Maintainer for x2goserver is X2Go Developers <x2go-dev@lists.x2go.org>; Source for x2goserver is src:x2goserver.

Reported by: Néstor Uribe-Patarroyo <uribepnr@gmail.com>

Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2014 17:10:02 UTC

Severity: normal

Tags: moreinfo, pending

Found in version

Fixed in version

Done: Mike Gabriel <mike.gabriel@das-netzwerkteam.de>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Dear Néstor,

On  Mi 08 Jan 2014 18:05:00 CET, Néstor Uribe-Patarroyo wrote:

> Package: x2go-server
> Version:
> When the home folder of a user contains a non-ascii character (such  
> as "á", or "é") I cannot initiate an x2go session. The error is:
> Info: Connecting to remote host 'localhost:31004'.
> Info: Connection to remote proxy 'localhost:31004' established.
> Error: The remote NX proxy closed the connection.
> Error: Failure negotiating the session in stage '7'.
> Error: Wrong version or invalid session authentication cookie.
> Session: Terminating session at 'Wed Jan 8 09:52:30 2014'.
> Session: Session terminated at 'Wed Jan 8 09:52:30 2014'.
> Login with ssh works normally.
> After changing the home folder of the user to one with only ascii  
> characters, initiating an x2go session was possible.
> I am using Ubuntu 12.04.3 in the server, Ubuntu 12.10 in the client.  
> Client version is server and client installed from  
> thePPA ppa:x2go/stable

Thanks for filing this bug and testing X2Go.

Please note that Posix usernames are not allowed by RFC to contain  
accents on characters. Posix usernames should be ASCII only.

Normally, the home directory's basename should be identical to the  
username, thus also contain ASCII-only characters.

I don't think we will provide a fix for the reported bug, as your  
system does not seem to comply to Posix standards.

If you think I am wrong about this, please give feedback.


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