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Re: XFree86 4.2 bug in Debian Testing

On Fri, Nov 08, 2002 at 10:53:10AM -0800, Yogesh Sharma wrote:

> > xhost is for working with connections coming over tcp.  :0.0 uses
> >   a named socket (/tmp/Xsomething), and Debian's X servers don't listen
> >   in on a tcp socket by default (security.  No chance of someone sniffing
> >   your password if nobody can connect remotely!).  Thus, xhost won't work.
> > 
> I am using woody + testing + some unstable:
> in xterm/gnome-terminal usually I do (as normal user)
> xhost +

This disables access control in the X server.  This is, almost always, a
very bad idea.

 - mdz

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