strange behavior

Alexander Gottwald
Sun Feb 10 08:15:00 GMT 2002

On Sat, 9 Feb 2002, Tom Bozack wrote:

> Something really strange happens when I do a xhost + command.  The X 
> display is immediately taken over by the xdmcp login window to my 
> Mandrake Linux machine on the LAN.  I can then login to the KDE and do 
> anything I can on the local display.  In a way this is good news since 
> I've been trying to get xdmcp to work using "XWin.exe -query 
> remote_host_ip -from local_host_ip" with only partial success.
> This leads me to beleive there's a bug in XWin when using xdmcp realting 
> to client access to the server.  xhost + "fixes" the access problem, but 
> causes the strange result of displaying the remote login screen.
> Or am I just missing something basic?  Could someone let me know if 
> there is a logical explanation for this.

You have not started XWin with the -query parameter?

Then xdmcp is querying you host explicitly and with xhost+ you gave it
the right to access it. To turn of the query, check the Xservers config 
file of xdm

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