Bug 1951 - usernet doesn't honor standard -display argument
Summary: usernet doesn't honor standard -display argument
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: usernet
Version: 5.2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-04-02 15:53 UTC by kenc
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
0 users

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 1999-04-06 17:47:53 UTC

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Description kenc 1999-04-02 15:53:15 UTC
Attempts to run usernet on a remote client fail.
Apparently  it is not respecting the -display option that
all X applications are assumed to support.

I have two machines networked together, only one of which
has a modem and is configured to set up a ppp connection to
a remote ISP.  IP Forwarding is currently disabled.  Users
on the second machine use rsh to run internet applications
on the first machine.  Works fine with everything except

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-04-03 04:07:59 UTC
you can use DISPLAY=foo.example.com:0 usernet to run it.

Comment 2 David Lawrence 1999-04-06 17:47:59 UTC
Could not replicate this problem on a test lab machine.

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