On Tue, 1 Mar 2005, Bill Roberts wrote:

I've also stayed away from xhosts for security reasons. Is there any
secure way of using it?

You could (as root) copy the mit-magic cookie to root's directory (/root). This is usually the recommended way, from a security point of view. X clients scan the home directory for the mit-magic cookie (.Xauthority) and only allow those who can produce said cookie in their home directory to connect to the X server. See:

Best regards

Peter K

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