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Re: The XDM trap

On 7 Jul 1998, Steve Dunham wrote:

> Craig Sanders <cas@taz.net.au> writes:
> > a better solution would be for the xdm startup script to keep track of
> > the time for the last, say, 5 or 10 times that xdm was started. if xdm
> > starts too often in too short a time (say 5+ times in a minute), then
> > terminate.
> The script only runs xdm once.  The problem is that xdm restarts the
> X server whenever the X server exits.  (This happens whenever a user
> logs out.)

that's a problem. to implement my suggestion, a failure counter would
have to be hacked into xdm itself, or maybe xdm could start a wrapper
script which either exec-ed the X server or ran an endless loop if the X
server died too often.


craig sanders

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