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xauth, xhost, and xinit (was Re: GNOME.)
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: xauth, xhost, and xinit (was Re: GNOME.)
- From: "Chris K. Young" <cky_(_at_)_pobox_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: 4 Sep 2000 06:41:50 +1200
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- Mail-reply-to: young1_(_at_)_hedgee_(_dot_)_com
Quoted from brian:
[Re: xinit not allowing empty xhost table]
> Someone who knows about this, please talk.
Quote me not on this, but I believe that xdm sets up xauth entries, so
xhost entries are not needed. With xinit, there are no xauth entries
(on the X server); if you remove all xhost entries, then no further X
connections can be made. So the inability to clear the xhost table can
be seen as a ``safety measure'' against locking yourself out.
What I'd ideally like to do is to test adding xauth entries under an
xinit session, then seeing if the xhost table can be cleared. But I
don't seem to recall how to tell the server of new xauth entries on
the fly anymore.
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