Bug 21443 - X11 does not allow localhost in /etc/X0.hosts
X11 does not allow localhost in /etc/X0.hosts
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2000-11-28 13:54 EST by George Armhold
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:30 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-05-20 19:22:55 EDT
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Description George Armhold 2000-11-28 13:54:39 EST
Listing hosts in /etc/X0.hosts allows these hosts to talk to the X server
running on display 0 without further authorization.  This seems to work for
any host I add to that file except the host the X server is actually
running on.  I tried adding "localhost", "", "LOCAL", my hostname,
my IP addr and my FQHN.  None of them allow access to processes running on
the X server machine.  This type of access is needed for running Java
Servlets, as the AWT routines need to talk to an X server.
Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2001-05-20 19:22:50 EDT
How are you initiating these programs? I have no trouble starting programs
on the local host.
Comment 2 Mike A. Harris 2001-07-28 06:44:05 EDT
Closing bug due to lack of response in reasonable amount of time.

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