Is it securely: `hostname`:10 ?

Damien Miller djm at
Thu Mar 2 21:09:38 EST 2000

On Thu, 2 Mar 2000, èÏÒÅ× óÅÒÇÅÊ îÉËÏÌÁÅ×ÉÞ wrote:

> Hello,
> I am using OpenSSH 1.2.1 on Solaris 2.6.
> I am using X forwarding intensively. During work OpenSSH creates
> display like `hostname`:10. Is it securely?? Why not or 
> localhost:10 ?

Where "hostname" is the machine you logged in _to_.

If the target does not know its own hostname then things are very 

IIRC some broken Unices (references?) autodetect localhost:xx
$DISPLAYs and starting using shared memory to communicate.


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