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Re: Root in X Display

On Mon, May 21, 2001 at 06:42:11PM -0500, Dana J . Laude wrote:
> Before you su to root type "xhost +local:" (minus the quotes)
> and you'll be set.

You'll also be allowing anyone and everyone with access to the machine(s)
specified in your xhost command to run programs and have them display on
your screen.  Use "xauth merge ~$USER/.Xauthority" (as root) instead and
_only_ root will be able to display things on your screen.  Much safer.

That's not gibberish...  It's Linux. - Byers, The Lone Gunmen
Geek Code 3.1:  GCS d? s+: a- C++ UL++$ P++>+++ L+++>++++ E- W--(++) N+ o+
!K w---$ O M- V? PS+ PE Y+ PGP t 5++ X+ R++ tv b+ DI++++ D G e* h+ r y+

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