Re: X Security Issues? [SOLVED]
On Tue, Nov 19, 2002 at 09:35:36PM -0500, Edward Guldemond wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 20, 2002 at 02:47:13AM +0100, Olaf Dietsche wrote:
> > Well, it seems I should heed my own advice ;-). man xinit doesn't
> > mention xserverrc, maybe this is a debian thing. But it does mention
> > $HOME/.xserverrc; try to link or copy /etc/X11/xinit/xserverrc to your
> > home dir as .xserverrc and start xinit again.
> Actually, I noticed something interesting when I was testing this out
> on my home box. When I used "startx", X didn't listen on TCP. When I
> used xinit, it did. I guess that xerverrc only gets read when you use
startx checks for the existance of files like xserverrc, and puts them on
xinit's command line if they exist. xinit only looks for .files in ~, not
XDM/KDM/GDM use the same xserverrc files as Debian's startx. Debian's
xserverrc includes -nolisten tcp, so that it's in effect by default unless
you use a non-standard method of starting X.
> I don't know if this is a bug or feature, but it's interesting none
> the less.
I think it's sub-optimal, but hard to fix without changing the expected
behaviour of some programs. (Either making xinit look for xserverrc, or
making X symlink point to a script instead of the server (actually, to
Xwrapper, I think).)
simple answer: just use startx or *DM unless you want to customize your
#define X(x,y) x##y
Peter Cordes ; e-mail: X(email@example.com. , ns.ca)
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