Bug 14605 - xauth fails to remove cookie from .Xauthority
xauth fails to remove cookie from .Xauthority
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
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Reported: 2000-07-25 04:29 EDT by Rene Uittenbogaard
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-04-24 12:28:07 EDT
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Description Rene Uittenbogaard 2000-07-25 04:29:53 EDT
www:/home/users/webftp> xauth list  MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1  11532f7a79f196777810f706689cb41d
webtest.local.nl.11.168.192.in-addr.arpa:0  MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 
845a3293a1239383efd8e80db42f297e  MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1  f4748eb4d8e13faf1ebc8a25925a20b2  MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1  54a8c3fe58cdd052df4834849b8ffe7f
www:/home/users/webftp> xauth remove
xauth: (argv):1:  bad display name
"webtest.local.nl.11.168.192.in-addr.arpa:0" in "remove" command
Comment 1 Preston Brown 2000-09-11 14:54:18 EDT
very strange. How did you manage to get such a strange hostname into your
.Xauthority file?  Maybe your network configuration is incomplete.
Comment 2 Rene Uittenbogaard 2000-09-12 04:02:02 EDT
The cookie was added using
xauth add <ip add> :0
I suppose there is a problem with the DNS resolution of the ip address, but
xauth should nevertheless be able to remove the cookie
Comment 3 Mike A. Harris 2001-07-28 07:31:31 EDT
I don't see this as a serious issue worth fixing if it is indeed
broke in the first place.

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