hostname change breaks X - how to connect 127.0.0.1 ?
alan at lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk
Tue Aug 31 12:03:02 PDT 2004
On Maw, 2004-08-31 at 20:02, Mike A. Harris wrote:
> > XFree86 has the same problem. I have seen this on Redhat 8, Redhat 9,
> 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.
Kerberos keys have this property. Really X needs a proper hostkey not
hostname based keying. Especially since DNS is not trustable so
hostnames are not trustable so X host based auth is worth rather less
than you might think (ie near zilch).
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