connecting to VNC with a non root user

Maracineanu, Dan Dan.Maracineanu "at" rompetrol.com
Thu Jan 15 07:53:00 2004


> try `xhost -display :2 +`

root "at" aix3:/>xhost -display :2 +
1346-219 xhost:  bad hostname "display"
1346-225 xhost: unknown address family ""
1346-219 xhost:  bad hostname ":2"

> Or do the `xhost +` on a terminal inside the vnc session.
In VNC viewer window:

root "at" aix3:/etc>xhost +
access control disabled, clients can connect from any host
1346-217 xhost:  must be on local machine to enable or disable access control.

So in other words it doesn't work







> -----Original Message-----
> From: Corni Beerse [mailto:cbeerse "at" lycos.nl]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 7:03 PM
> To: Maracineanu, Dan
> Cc: vnc-list "at" realvnc.com
> Subject: Re: connecting to VNC with a non root user
> 
> 
> Maracineanu, Dan wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I would like to start an application on serverX:2 using VNC.
> > The application owner is a nonroot user (apps).
> > I've logged on as root on serverX
> > start vncserver :2
> > xhost +
> 
> try `xhost -display :2 +`
> 
> Or do `Xvnc -help` and pick the security options, you can 
> provide them to the 
> vncserver script or hack them in there.
> 
> Or do the `xhost +` on a terminal inside the vnc session.
> 
> > 
> > logon on serverX as apps
> > DISPLAY=serverX:2.0
> > try to launch xterm and receive the following error message:
> > Xlib: connection to "serverX:2.0" refused by server
> > Xlib: Client is not authorized to connect to Server
> > xterm Xt error: Can't open display: serverX:2
> > 
> > What could be wrong?
> > server IBM AIX 4.3.3
> > 
> > Any suggestions will be apreciated.
> > Thak you
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