xhost + (was: Another reason to prefer a real root over sudo)
On Mon, Feb 02, 2009 at 08:03:17PM +0000, Paul Sladen wrote:
> On Mon, 2 Feb 2009, Chris G wrote:
> > xhost +
> Running 'xhost +' allows anyone, on any machine, on any network.
> It's like leaving all the doors and windows open just in case your
> mate turns up. The better option would be to have the owner leave a copy of
> the keys for your mate at a trusted location. (A copy of the .Xauthority).
Since in my case (and I suspect many/most of the Ubuntu installations
we're talking about here) it's on a home LAN on a private address
subnet behind a NAT router that hardly matters! I really don't care
if my wife can 'break into' my machine and vice versa.
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