where to use the xdm host chooser?

Rob stopspam at users.sourceforge.net
Sat Jun 5 01:59:18 PDT 2004

Zhang Weiwu wrote:
> Hello. Now I have my /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xdm/Xaccess contain (only) this:
> according to xdm(1) this will enable XDMCP host chooser upon user login. 
> Now I reboot, xdm login box pops up, everything like it was before.

I think it means any host can connect and asks in a broadcast.
If, on your network, a host does
   X -broadcast
your machine will/may appear in the that machine's chooser list.

I don't know if it also allows an indirect request:
     X -indirect <your X host>

Oh, and take also a note of this in xdm-config file:

! SECURITY: do not listen for XDMCP or Chooser requests
! Comment out this line if you want to manage X terminals with xdm
DisplayManager.requestPort:     0

> I thought there will be a bottom to click to launch the chooser (like 
> gdm -> system -> Run XDMCP host chooser), or there will be a list of 
> clickable hosts to send query to. Any hints?

I don't know anything about gdm. Never used it.


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