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Old 17th April 2010
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Question OpenBSD Xterminal Server

Hey all
(Sorry about the double post the first time I tried to submit it I got an HTTP error so I when back and pressed the submit button again because I didn't think the First one was successful.)
so I have an OpenBSD 4.6 server with gnome on it. I found and old Intel Pentium pc and put OpenBSD 4.6 on it with X11. and i was hopping to turn it into an X terminal for the Server. On the Server i edited the XDM config file to

! SECURITY: do not listen for XDMCP or Chooser requests
! Comment out this line if you want to manage X terminals with xdm
#DisplayManager.requestPort:    0
I commented out the port number line like it said.

And my Xaccess file to
# $XdotOrg: Xaccess,v 1.3 2000/08/17 19:54:17 cpqbld Exp $
# $Xorg: Xaccess,v 1.3 2000/08/17 19:54:17 cpqbld Exp $
# $XFree86: xc/programs/xdm/config/Xaccess,v 1.4 2003/07/09 15:27:40 tsi Exp $
# Access control file for XDMCP connections
# To control Direct and Broadcast access:
# To control Indirect queries:
#       pattern         list of hostnames and/or macros ...
# To use the chooser:
#       pattern         CHOOSER BROADCAST
# or
#       pattern         CHOOSER list of hostnames and/or macros ...
# To define macros:
#       %name           list of hosts ...
# To control which addresses xdm listens for requests on:
#       LISTEN          address[list of multicast groups ... ]
# The first form tells xdm which displays to respond to itself.
# The second form tells xdm to forward indirect queries from hosts matching
# the specified pattern to the indicated list of hosts.
# The third form tells xdm to handle indirect queries using the chooser;
# the chooser is directed to send its own queries out via the broadcast
# address and display the results on the terminal.
# The fourth form is similar to the third, except instead of using the
# broadcast address, it sends DirectQuerys to each of the hosts in the list
# The fifth form tells xdm which addresses to listen for incoming connections
# on.  If present, xdm will only listen for connections on the specified 
# interfaces and/or multicast groups.
# In all cases, xdm uses the first entry which matches the terminal;
# for IndirectQuery messages only entries with right hand sides can
# match, for Direct and Broadcast Query messages, only entries without
# right hand sides can match.

*                                       #any host can get a login window

# To hardwire a specific terminal to a specific host, you can
# leave the terminal sending indirect queries to this host, and
# use an entry of the form:

#terminal-a     host-a

# The nicest way to run the chooser is to just ask it to broadcast
# requests to the network - that way new hosts show up automatically.
# Sometimes, however, the chooser can't figure out how to broadcast,
# so this may not work in all environments.

*               CHOOSER BROADCAST       #any indirect host can get a chooser

# If you'd prefer to configure the set of hosts each terminal sees,
# then just uncomment these lines (and comment the CHOOSER line above)
# and edit the %hostlist line as appropriate

#%hostlist      host-a host-b

*               CHOOSER %hostlist       #

# If you have a machine with multiple network interfaces or IP addresses
# you can control which interfaces accept XDMCP packets by listing a LISTEN
# line for each interface you want to listen on.  You can additionally list
# one or more multicast groups after each address to listen on those groups
# on that address.
# If no LISTEN is specified, the default is the same as "LISTEN *" - listen on
# all unicast interfaces, but not for multicast packets.  If any LISTEN lines
# are specified, then only the listed interfaces will be listened on.
# IANA has assigned FF0X:0:0:0:0:0:0:12B as the permanently assigned 
# multicast addresses for XDMCP, where X in the prefix may be replaced
# by any valid scope identifier, such as 1 for Node-Local, 2 for Link-Local,
# 5 for Site-Local, and so on.  The default is equivalent to the example shown
# here using the Link-Local version to most closely match the old IPv4 subnet
# broadcast behavior.
# LISTEN                * ff02:0:0:0:0:0:0:12b

# This example shows listening for multicast on all scopes up to site-local
# LISTEN        * ff01:0:0:0:0:0:0:12b ff02:0:0:0:0:0:0:12b ff03:0:0:0:0:0:0:12b ff04:0:0:0:0:0:0:12b ff05:0:0:0:0:0:0:12b
But on the OpenBSD computer that i want to be and Xterminal, when i run
X -query
( is the correct IP of the OpenBSD server)
All i get is a gray screen with an X shape for a mouse. Why aren't I getting a login window from the Server? And after all the config files were edited I restarted XDM

Last edited by jjjustjjjay; 17th April 2010 at 06:51 PM. Reason: Double Post sorry
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