xhost does not work as expected

Frank Bonnet f.bonnet at esiee.fr
Thu Apr 27 10:53:46 UTC 2006

Olivier Nicole wrote:
> Franck,
>> I am at 6.0 with xorg and I cannot remotely use a GUI backup
>> software ( netvault) because I am not able to use properly the xhost
>> command.
> It is not clear what you can client and what you call server, are you
> talking about your backup software: the server is the machine with the
> tape drive and the clientis the machine where you sit and look at your
> GUI; or about X: the server is the machine where you sit and look at
> your GUI and the client is the machine running netvault and having the
> tape drive.
Sorry to be unclear

> That said:
> - can you run xterm on the netvault machine (m1) and display the window on
> the machine with 6.0 xorg (m2)?

no I cannot

> You need:
> - on netvault machine (m1) to setenv DISPLAY m2:0.0
> - on 6.0 xorg machine (m2) xhost + m1

that's what I did ... but it has not been working

> - are you sure that no firewall are blocking X connection between the 2
>   machines?

yes sure they are on the same LAN

> Bests,
> Olivier

Frank Bonnet

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