where to use the xdm host chooser?
zhangweiwu at realss.com
Sat Jun 5 02:28:01 PDT 2004
> Zhang Weiwu wrote:
>> Hello. Now I have my /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xdm/Xaccess contain (only) this:
>> * CHOOSER BROADCAST
>> 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
> 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 really get you, I'm a xdm newbie;)
I am not sure of the inner machenism but in my local network
(192.168.0.0/24) everyone in the office use gdm and turned on XDMCP, so
you pick up a box with gdm login screen, select 'run host chooser' from
'system' menu, you will see all the computers in the office listed there
and I can pick up one to login. I believe this means they are all
> 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
What does this mean? I am running a slow box I don't need myself to be
listed in the host chooser of other boxes, but I need to be able to
login to other boxes.
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