too secure!

pfarrar at pfarrar at
Fri Feb 11 09:33:53 EST 2000

     Today I have the exact message:
     Xlib: connection to "" refused by server 
     Xlib: Client is not authorized to connect to Server 
     Error: Can't open display: 
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Subject: Re: too secure!
Author:  Derek Martin <dmartin at> at InterNet 
Date:    2/11/00 1:25 AM
On Thu, 10 Feb 2000 pfarrar at wrote:
>      I went on a security binge a month or two ago, and locked down most my 
>      services in /etc/services on the machine I usually use.  Pretty much 
>      anything I didn't recognize got pounded ('#'ed). 
>      Yesterday I logged in to my second box from an xterm, set the DISPLAY 
>      environment and tried to open up emacs.  'Unable to connect to host' 
>      or some such message came up on my screen (I don't recall the exact 
>      message).
The port is generally 6000, but there's no mention of it in /etc/services 
-- I suspect your problem is xauth related.  If you give us the exact 
message we may be able to be of more help.
"Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?"    "Who watches the watchmen?" 
-Juvenal, Satires, VI, 347 
Derek D. Martin      |  Senior UNIX Systems/Network Administrator 
Arris Interactive    |  A Nortel Company
derekm at  |  dmartin at 
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