Colour Digital Logo on DECwindows Login

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Wed Jul 28 17:39:51 CDT 2010


Dave McGuire wrote:
>> It looks like your initialization script is attempting to do xhost to
>> add hosts to the list of hosts to be trusted by this X server.  See
>> <http://www.netadmintools.com/html/xhost.man.html>   This is the "old
>> school" way of doing security with X11; I think they now have a
>> public/private key pair based way of doing things.
>
>    Yes, xauth.  Xauth has been around for about twenty years, though;
> it's just that it's sometimes not used because it's a pain in the butt.
>   There's also a standardized method to use Kerberos 5 to authenticate
> clients to X servers, believe it or not!

Let's also not forget about "ssh -X".

Peace...  Sridhar



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