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Authorise client displays on OpenVMS v7.1-2 with DECWindows Motif v1.2

A.W.R
Frequent Advisor

Authorise client displays on OpenVMS v7.1-2 with DECWindows Motif v1.2

Hi,

 

I have an OpenVMS v7.1-2 Alpha with DECwindows Motif that I want to be able to access from an X-Windows emulator on a PC and start a DECterm session.

 

The x-windows emulator connects to the OpenVMS system, tries to issue an xauth command, then does a Set DISPLAY/CREATE. The commands fails with "client not authorized to connect to this display". I need to do an xhosts+ or xauth equivalent, but these do not appear to be supported by DECwindows Motif v1.2. How can I authorise these hosts?

 

If anybody can assist it would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks

Andrew

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Richard Brodie_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Authorise client displays on OpenVMS v7.1-2 with DECWindows Motif v1.2

It's really up to your emulator (and your local firewall) what incoming connections it allows. Read the documentation of what emulator you want to use; you are probably stuck with host based authentication (without SSH), which is fairly awful.