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Re: XDM "unsecure session" (SOLVED)

On Tue, 12 May 1998, Jens B. Jorgensen wrote:

> Yeah, this happened to me too. I guess it's a bug. Just do the following as root
> and let xdm restart
> mkdir /var/lib/xdm
> mkdir /var/lib/xdm/authdir
> chmod 700 /var/lib/xdm/authdir
> mkdir /var/lib/xdm/authdir/authfiles
> chmod 700 /var/lib/xdm/authdir/authfiles
> You get the 'unsecure session' because xdm didn't run the xserver with auth
> control. This happens because it wants to use the aforementioned directories for
> the XAUTHORITY file it creates. The dirs don't exists so it can't do this and
> just turns off auth control. Someone should file a bug report. Since I gave you
> the answer, how 'bout you? 8)

Alas, someone beat me to it (reported 4/28/98):


I apologize for not searching through the bug reports more thoroughly.



Tim Buller                                       buller@math.ukans.edu
Systems Specialist                       Snow Hall 643, (785) 864-7311
Department of Mathematics     University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045

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