hostname change breaks X - how to connect ?

Roland Mainz roland.mainz at
Tue Aug 31 12:44:17 PDT 2004

"Mike A. Harris" wrote:
> > How can I make X work normally when hostname keeps changing?
> To my knowledge, there's no way to do that currently.  You'd have to
> hack up something in the X server authentication code to handle hostname
> changes, but I don't think anyone's ever done that.  We've got a feature
> request for this in Red Hat bugzilla, but it's more of a general problem
> than a distribution specific one.
> I'm interested in hearing what other people might propose as solutions
> to this problem though also.

One option is to avoid hostname-based authetification and use one of the
user-to-user authentification schemes like SUN-DES-1 or MIT-KERBEROS-5



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