Bug 65585 - xdm adds non-localhost address to ~/.Xauthority
xdm adds non-localhost address to ~/.Xauthority
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: 2002-05-28 00:12 EDT by Nathan G. Grennan
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:42 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-05-28 03:22:17 EDT
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Description Nathan G. Grennan 2002-05-28 00:12:15 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.3 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20020523

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>

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How reproducible:

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

Additional info:
Comment 1 Nathan G. Grennan 2002-05-28 00:26:43 EDT
Wrong package. Thought I didn't have kdm installed and it was running xdm.
Comment 2 Nathan G. Grennan 2002-05-28 00:32:34 EDT
Found when running xdm, same behavior.
Comment 3 Mike A. Harris 2002-05-28 03:22:11 EDT
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
xfree86@xfree86.org and the xpert@xfree86.org 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.
Comment 4 Mike A. Harris 2002-08-07 22:48:06 EDT
Closing WONTFIX as I dont see any problem here.  If there is a problem,
it should be reported and fixed by XFree86.org on xpert@xfree86.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.

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