set X server for remote access using tcp/ip socket.

Krzysztof Halasa khc at
Mon Oct 29 08:15:26 PDT 2007

David Harel <hareldvd at> writes:

> Some times, I have to connect to traditional Unix machines such as AIX,
> HPUX or Solaris) which not always have ssh client/server at all. For
> that reason I want to configure my X server to receive requests the old
> way where I have to set xhost and DISPLAY on the remote machine.

This isn't secure unless in controlled network. Why don't you at least
run xdm or something like that on the main machine and X -query xxx
on the terminals?

Xdm has to listen for external connections, of course.
Krzysztof Halasa

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