is this a problem?

Joe Marcus Clarke marcus at
Sat Apr 15 08:35:27 UTC 2006

On Wed, 2006-04-05 at 18:24 +0100, David Reid wrote:
> Apr  5 17:02:17 draak gdm[600]: gdm_auth_user_add:
> /home/david/.Xauthority is bigger than sysadmin specified maximum file size.
> How do I fix it?

GDM wants this file to be less than 64 KB to avoid a potential DoS
attack.  If the file is too large, GDM will create a fallback file
instead, so this error really isn't too bad.  If you don't care about
your various display cookies, you could even remove the file, and have
GDM recreate it; or you can use xauth(1) to remove any stale cookies.


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