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Old 01-31-2006, 10:58 PM   #1
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Question Connection refused error, xhost+ help question


I did what a post said to fix the
Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
error said

it asks to do, xhost +
and says it allows anyone to connect to the x session?
is that any kind of a security risk? or does it only matter to those in network? (just protected by a router firewall in linux atm.)

Anyone know?

thanks.

e4

post ref:
well it said I couldnt post url, even though ive been a member for awhile, just havent logged in in ages.. so I dunno let me try to edit it abit just add a ww in front of that
w.linuxquestions.org/questions/showthread.php?t=199208&highlight=connection+to+refused+by+server
 
Old 01-31-2006, 11:19 PM   #2
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if you do an xhost local:0 it only allows non-network local connections to let root start something in X. (IE, if you're running in a multi-user environment, with 5 people logged in.... but not on the net)
 
  


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