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On Thu, 17 Mar 2005 21:21:49 -0800, Richard Harke <rharke@earthlink.net> wrote:
> 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.

Hmm... is Firefox running setuid? chroot'd?  (If so, why?)  If not..
then then I can't think of a reason why firefox would be any different
than any other X app.  The xhost + may just be masking a more
fundamental problem, and it's likely making you less secure in the
process.

  -- Mitch
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