Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 65585
xdm adds non-localhost address to ~/.Xauthority
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:42:47 EDT
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Description of problem:
run xauth list
ip68-12-0-32.ok.ok.cox.net:0 MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 <insert key here>
cygnusx-1.okcforum.org:0 MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 <insert key here>
cygnusx-1.okcforum.org/unix:0 MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 <insert key here>
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpm -e gdm kdm
2. init 5
3. login as user
4. run xterm
5. xauth list
Actual Results: non-localhost hostname in list
Expected Results: Only localhost names in list like gdm
Wrong package. Thought I didn't have kdm installed and it was running xdm.
Found when running xdm, same behavior.
Just use gdm. If gdm or kdm works as desired, regardless of wether or not
there is a bug in xdm - there is very low likelyhood of it being looked into.
I suggest reporting all xdm related bugs directly to XFree86.org via
firstname.lastname@example.org and the email@example.com mailing list. If it is indeed
a bug, then perhaps someone who cares enough about it working will troubleshoot
it, fix it, and get the fixes into a new release of XFree86.
Closing WONTFIX as I dont see any problem here. If there is a problem,
it should be reported and fixed by XFree86.org on firstname.lastname@example.org
mailing list. At a minimum, someone who understands xauthority information
a LOT more, needs to be a part of looking at this.
Making random uninformed changes to things is never good.