--- Comment #33 from Egbert Eich <eich(a)novell.com> 2010-09-28 13:23:09 UTC ---
I finally found the original email tread discussing this (that there once used
to be an xorg-arch email list has escaped my memory):
the suggestion made by Adam Jackson in the final message in this thread solves
the problem. It is not network transparent, though but this is not much of a
concern today any more. The issues described in 'man 7 Xsecurity' (section
SERVER INTERPRETED ACCESS TYPES) regarding ssh may not be an issue under Linux
- I haven't tested this though.
ATM I cannot think of any relevant scenario (on Linux and as long as we
disallow and don't support remote X connections thru TCP) right now which would
fail if access control is made user based.
So maybe we should check if a simple:
solves the issue for us (and doesn't leave any corner cases behind). If so we
should then nuke the patches for XAUTHLOCALHOSTNAME instead.
Vincent: could you whack gdm to use server interpreted access control. We can
then deploy this on openSUSE and see if people report bugs.
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