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Old 05-05-2008, 10:13 AM   #1
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RHEL 3 problems with XAUTH on shared $HOME


Stock RHEL 3 using Stock Xfree86 running KDE.

I've got an odd problem. Two computers with same user account sharing the same $HOME directory via NFS.

On the first computer (missiops1) the user logs in and xauth list includes:

missiops1/unix:17 MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 f813ecb7ed40327a0fef630e9bbc52a5
missiops1/unix:13 MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 f813ecb7ed40327a0fef630e9bbc52a5
missiops1/unix:0 MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 f813ecb7ed40327a0fef630e9bbc52a5
missiops1:0 MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 f813ecb7ed40327a0fef630e9bbc52a5


Then, on the second computer (missiops10), the same user logs in and the xauth list shows:

missiops1/unix:17 MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 f813ecb7ed40327a0fef630e9bbc52a5
missiops1/unix:13 MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 f813ecb7ed40327a0fef630e9bbc52a5
missiops1:0 MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 f813ecb7ed40327a0fef630e9bbc52a5
missiops10/unix:0 MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 48937860df570d6b8f2adbadc2ea77af
glastops10:0 MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 48937860df570d6b8f2adbadc2ea77af

Then on the first computer, that user can not bring up any more xwindows. It is because his missiops1/unix:0 entry in the shared xauth file has been removed.

Computers with dissimilar names sharing the same home directory do not have this problem. So why am I having a problem with missiops1 and missiops10 operating together? I have this problem in multiple deployments because I've named the systems numerically at each deployment, ie. missiops1-22. I also have the same problem with missiops1 vs any computer named missiops1X. Using dissimilar names solves the problem, but I would love to track down the script that is removing the incorrect xauth entries.
 
Old 05-05-2008, 11:03 AM   #2
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Please post your thread in only one forum. Posting a single thread in the most relevant forum will make it easier for members to help you and will keep the discussion in one place. This thread should be closed because it is a duplicate of http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d-home-640044/.
 
  


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