RE: Servers with X.
Jeff Waugh wrote:
> On Tue, 2003-08-19 at 09:28, Rudi Starcevic wrote:
> > Is it bad practise to use X on your Debian ISP/Hosting machines ?
> > Here I have 4 boxes all without X. I've always been of the
> > X on servers was not good.
> It's not a terrible thing to do, unless you forget to
> correctly firewall
> your machines. :-)
> > [...]
> You don't need to install an X server on the local machine to
> use it. If
> you install the tcl app, and ssh to the box using X
> forwarding (-X), you
> can display the program on your own local X server.
> [ desktop ] --> [ firewall ] --> [ db-server ]
> X server ssh ssh no X server
> Fully encrypted, secure access to X software on your
> db-server, without
> running (or even having) a full X server on the machine. :-)
But you need at least xbase-clients (and it's dependants) on your client
machine for X authentication and stuff.
Beside this, I was under the impression that the default X config is _not_
to listen on public interfaces or TCP sockets (not sure on this one). At
least KDE's desktop is by default configured this way.