local/remote how to detect?

Pat Kane pekane52 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 3 22:12:07 PDT 2007

  > One minor question: how can an extension be a reliable way to detect
  > local/remote connection? If the extension is missing the 'reliable' is gone!
  > But I know that the XShm is very old, and should be present on all modern
  > machines.
  > Bert

That question gets even more troublesome when you worry about
"trust" in addition to "reliable".   The X server that I am working on
ranks "trust" above "reliable" so the XShm is not supported.

Why?  Not enuf brain cells to figure out how to secure a shared memory system...


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