xhost +localhost

Gert Cuykens gert.cuykens at gmail.com
Thu Feb 3 15:21:36 PST 2005

On Thu, 3 Feb 2005 14:58:35 -0800, Loren M. Lang <lorenl at alzatex.com> wrote:
> This enable all programs to have access that are using unix domain
> sockets to not need the MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE stored in the .Xauthority file
> in the users home directory so any user can open a program on that
> display.  xhost +localhost adds all programs from localhost using tcp
> connections instead.  DISPLAY=:0 causes a program to use fast unix
> domain sockets where DISPLAY=localhost:0 causes a program to use slow
> tcp sockets instead.  tcp sockets are really only needed for remote
> connections and xhost +localhost won't allow any local programs to
> access X unless they use tcp, not unix.  See my first response for more
> information.

ok time out :)
1)does xhost set the DISPLAY variable ?
2)does xhost local: also uses the tcp thingie or use it the x socket thingie ?
3)what must i put in the .Xauthority file to make the screensaver work
with having to use xhost ?

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