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Re: [SLE] SU can't connect. Why?
  • From: Anders Johansson <andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 9 May 2003 20:37:48 +0200
  • Message-id: <200305092037.48783.andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Friday 09 May 2003 20:33, John LeMay wrote:
> > Please do not use xhost! It is completely insecure and defeats the
> > purpose of using sux or kdesu
> Maybe so, and sux is a better solution, but truth is I've been using
> xhost for the past six or seven years and it works for me. I am in a
> secured environment however - firewalls, limited physical access, etc.
> Don't want anyone to think using xhost will break anything. Never has here!

No it won't break anything, and neither will using telnet when communicating
between machines. If you're in a 100% trusted environment you can get away
with lots of things.

But that doesn't mean I'd advocate using telnet above ssh, and call it the
"proper procedure"

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