Bug 11659 - XDMCP request hangs
XDMCP request hangs
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
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Reported: 2000-05-25 10:30 EDT by ted
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-05-30 12:37:16 EDT
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Description ted 2000-05-25 10:30:52 EDT

I use my machine as a X-Terminal to access more powerful UNIX machines on
my network. When I moved from RH6.1 to RH6.2 I have had the bad surprise to
discover that this does not work anymore.

I changed inittab (level 3 to 5 + the following two last lines:
# Run xdm in runlevel 5
# xdm is now a separate service
x1:5:respawn:/etc/X11/prefdm -nodaemon
x2:5:respawn:/usr/X11R6/bin/X -indirect lorient.ffa.se

I changed Xservers by commenting the last line:
#:0 local /usr/X11R6/bin/X

and I changed Xaccess:
< *					#any host can get a login window
> # *					#any host can get a login window

Unfortunately, this does not work. XDMCP hangs and does not list the
machine on the network not add my machine to the existing list.

What did I do wrong?...

Thanks in advance

Comment 1 Preston Brown 2000-05-30 12:37:59 EDT
you need to change the Xaccess file on the remote machine, not the local one.
If the remote machine is using gdm, you'll need to edit the gdm configuration,
not the Xaccess file (only used by kdm/xdm).
Comment 2 ted 2000-05-30 13:04:59 EDT

Actually my machine is listed on the net now. The problem is that I cannot get a
window on my own (the local) machine listing all the machines of the net
allowing me to connect to whatever machine I want.


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