xdmcp login

Marc Williams marcw@onlymooo.com
Mon Feb 11 03:18:00 GMT 2002

Thanks for the reply.  Using the info you provided, I started to do some
reading and info gathering on ssh, etc.  Holy mackerel!  That's a lot of
stuff especially for a relative newbie like me.  I must say, it looks
quite daunting, at least at this stage of my Linux education.  So I'll
just plug along on a spare machine and see if I can't figure this out.

Btw, would you know if all that encrytion / decryption going on would
cause my Win machines to take a performance hit?  Thanks!

On Sun, 2002-02-10 at 10:15, Alexander Gottwald wrote:
> > My question is this: when using this method (XWin), is there a way to
> > bypass the Gnome login and get right to the Gnome desktop i.e. passing
> > the Windows authentication info on to the Linux machine?  Thanks!
> No. Not via xdmcp. 
> But you can use ssh to build an other session managment. 
> - Create RSA/DSA keys for ssh.  This will allow you to connect to the linux
>   host without providing a password (but the private RSA key)
> - start X with 
>   export WINDOWMANAGER=gnome
>   xinit /usr/bin/ssh -X remotehost .xsession -- /usr/X11R6/bin/XWin :0
> This starts the Xserver adn connects via ssh to the remote host and starts a
> X session with the local server as output device.
> Maybe you have to give some extra options to .xsession or use another startup
> file like .xinitrc or /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xinit/xinitrc or even better 
> /etc/X11/xdm/Xsession gnome.

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