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Re: [vox-tech] Exporting displays
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Re: [vox-tech] Exporting displays



On Thursday 17 March 2005 15:20, Bill Kendrick wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 17, 2005 at 01:21:52PM -0800, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> >   - Mark Kim's "xhost+" advice.  DON'T DO THIS.  EVER.  Google for the
> >     reasons, they're well known and tedious to recount.  Fortunately,
> >     most sane X servers don't allow this in their default sessions.
>
> It's fine in a LAN behind a firewall, I'm sure.
>
> But on the open and evil Internet, yeah... scary :^)
> As bad as (if not worse than!) using telnet to login, or non-anonymous FTP.
I have to do xhost + in order to run firefox. I found this after googling 
because it wouldn't run at all. I am behind a NAT router but I would rather 
not do this. On the other hand, I have been using firefox more and more.

Richard Harke
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