From: John Gay (johngay at domain eircom.net)
Date: Thu 11 Jul 2002 - 00:57:27 IST
On Wed 10 Jul 2002 22:27, ilug-admin at domain linux.ie wrote:
> Message: 18
> Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2002 13:06:33 -0700
> To: ilug at domain linux.ie
> Subject: Re: [ILUG] X on UML, the latest.
> From: Rick Moen <rick at domain linuxmafia.com>
> 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
> root-user authority.)
Given that my box is sitting behind a SmoothWall gateway, I'm not too
concerned with security on this side. Probably because I can't be arsed to
figure out all that security stuff myself, so I put my trust in other, Open
Source security tools.
But thanks for the info. I'll probably come in handy some time.
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