Does anyone understand xauth?
cs at zip.com.au
Wed Mar 21 00:44:30 UTC 2007
On 20Mar2007 09:38, Phil Meyer <pmeyer at themeyerfarm.com> wrote:
| And yes, the job of xhost is an easier interface to xauth.
No, xhost predates xauth. Xhost controls access to your display based on
the IP of the client - very weak. Xauth requires the client to produce
an authentication token. Using xhost effectively bypasses the token
authentication; it is generally to be avoided if possible.
Cameron Simpson <cs at zip.com.au> DoD#743
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