Colour Digital Logo on DECwindows Login
mcguire at neurotica.com
Wed Jul 28 16:55:51 CDT 2010
On 7/28/10 4:35 PM, Richard wrote:
> The font database is maintained by the server. In X11, fonts are
> never on the client.
This (unfortunately) isn't the case anymore. There's a big trend
nowadays toward moving font handling into the client. This is a bad
idea for a bunch of reasons, but there's just no convincing the GTK
crowd of anything. The results are gorgeous, but heaven help you if you
try to run an X client from a few hundred network-milliseconds away. I
regularly run X clients in Wisconsin and display them in Florida...thank
heaven that stuff isn't using client-side font handling!
> 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!
Port Charlotte, FL
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