Steve Blackwell zephod at
Fri Aug 20 16:23:34 UTC 2010

On Thu, 19 Aug 2010 20:09:48 -0700
"Daniel B. Thurman" <dant at> wrote:

>  On 08/19/2010 07:48 AM, Steve Blackwell wrote:
> > I want to be able to log in to another computer from this computer
> > using XDMCP. Assuming that I have configured the other computer
> > correctly, a big assumption to be sure, what do I have to do to GDM
> > to show a menu or some other way of displaying the available XDMCP
> > computers on my login screen?
> >
> > I get plenty of google hits on GDM & XDMCP but they all appear to be
> > about how to configure GDM to allow a remote computer to log in to
> > my local computer and not the other way around.
> >
> > Is XDMCP even the right way to go? Should I be using VNC? I know
> > XDMCP is inherently insecure but this is on a local private network.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Steve
> I use XDMCP on all of my boxes and
> force only local connections.  Tested
> from 5 -> 13 and it works.
Are you using GDM or KDM? 
If GDM can you post your custom.conf file and if it is possible, a pic
of your GDM screen with the XDMCP hosts shown?


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