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Date:      Thu, 21 Jan 2010 23:39:59 +0000
From:      Anton Shterenlikht <mexas@bristol.ac.uk>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: xdm and xdmcp
Message-ID:  <20100121233959.GA56312@mech-cluster241.men.bris.ac.uk>
In-Reply-To: <4B58C787.9040800@otenet.gr>
References:  <20100121185441.GB4125@biollaz.local.sourire.ch> <4B58C787.9040800@otenet.gr>

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On Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 11:30:47PM +0200, Manolis Kiagias wrote:
> On 21/01/2010 8:54 ??.??., rhino64@postmail.ch 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.
> 
> LISTEN 10.14.28.10
> > 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.

I'm running xdm on ia64 and connecting from sparc64, both 9.0-current,
works fine.

I could probably share my xdm config files, if this is useful.

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Anton Shterenlikht
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