Re: italc, vnc-eye
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Am Mittwoch, 6. April 2005 11:59 schrieb Martin Herweg:
> Now we use a modified version of vnc-eye and it works very well on our
> Lessdisks ThinClinents which have a VIA 800Mhz Processor and 64MB RAM
> our modifications: it useses ssh to run things directly on the Terminal
> to avoid a lot of (X11)Network Traffic
How can this avoid Network Traffic?
> we still need xhost +localhost on the Terminal, but noone
> (exept the admin) has the passwords for the Lessdisks-Environment,
> so that this is not a problem.
> Maybe one day I'll understand xauth* ;-)
X has two possibilities to authenticate "clients".
1. Using host based authentication (mostly bad)
2. Using key based authentication (the MAGIC cookie)
You can list the magic cookie with:
xauth list $DISPLAY
and tranfer it to another computer like: xauth -f someothersecretfile add
$(xauth list $DISPLAY).
You can get the magic cookie normally also from the auth file specified at
startup of the X-Server:
# ps aux | grep X
X -auth /var/run/xauth/A:0-WckUrE [...]
And you can use xauth merge or xauth list on that file.
Hope this clarifies it up.
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