[winswitch] Xpra proxy with --auth=allow does not work

Antoine Martin antoine at nagafix.co.uk
Wed Aug 31 05:04:57 BST 2016

On 30/08/16 23:52, Mukul Agrawal via shifter-users wrote:
> I am running xpra server 0.15 that I got from the latest winswitch repo.
> Started proxy like that shown in your basic usage example ProxyServer – Xpra
> xpra proxy :13 --bind-tcp= --auth=allow
> started a xpra server instance on same machine/same account using several different formatsxpra start :11
> xpra start :11 --bind-tcp=
> xpra start :11 --auth=allow --bind-tcp=
> When I try to attach to this instance from windows machine using
> Xpra_cmd attach tcp/user at IP/10000/11  
> I get authentication error :- " authentication failed: this server requires authentication, please provide a password."
I assume you must be using an older distribution like Ubuntu Trusty?

Please try with the current beta packages, the next release will support
those older distribution versions and it includes a large number of
fixes for the proxy server:
Many of those features and fixes are not available in the branch you are


> Another problem
> xpra stop :13 will not stop the proxy.I again get a message asking for a password.
>  Regards, 
> Mukul 
> ( https://sites.google.com/site/mukulagrawal )
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