From: Rick Moen (rick at domain linuxmafia.com)
Date: Wed 10 Jul 2002 - 21:06:36 IST
Quoting John Gay (johngay at domain eircom.net):
> No, I'm doing all this to see what I CAN do with UML. It seems to be a
> cheap-mans version of using VMWare to run Linux within Linux.
> Basically, I want to be able to run Linux within Linux so I can play arould
> with this new Linux and thrash the hell out of it without having to worry
> about the health of my box.
Given that concern, you might want to consider avoiding xauth, because
it's a serious security hazard. Doing "ssh -X user at domain host" is my
preferred substitute: It takes care, automatically, of both the MIT
magic cookie and the DISPLAY variable, sending all information through
the ssh tunnel. ("host" in that command can be localhost, for strictly
local, non-UML usage where, e.g., you want to run an X11 client with
-- Cheers, There are only 10 types of people in this world -- Rick Moen those who understand binary arithmetic and those who don't. rick at domain linuxmafia.com
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