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Date:      Thu, 21 Jan 2010 23:30:47 +0200
From:      Manolis Kiagias <>
Subject:   Re: xdm and xdmcp
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On 21/01/2010 8:54 μ.μ., wrote:
> Hi All,
>    Is-it possible to run xdm with remote access through XDMCP protocol on freebsd 8 ?

Yes. I have an entire lab working this way :)

> I have tried almost anything: commenting line about port 0 in xdm-config,

This is needed.

> modifying Xaccess, starting xdm with parameter "udpPort 177".
> The command "netstat -a" never indicates that a process is listening on that port. 

The notes in Xaccess seem to indicate that when a LISTEN line is not
present, it works like LISTEN *
I found this to be false. Please insert a LISTEN line with your IP
address, i.e.

> With wdm, the listening is possible but I cannot start the X server even if the server alone
> is perfectly working and if it is correctly started by xdm.
> I don't want to use kdm or gdm since they are too heavy (almost all kde and gnome should be
> installed with them).

Same here, I use XDM for login - I don't need anything fancy. About 15
terminals running XFCE through a core2quad machine.

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