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Re: Open Xlock as root



On 5 Dec 1999, David Wragg wrote:

> The X server itself has to be trusted, since it is installed by root,

Not necessarily. It depends on the underlying technology.
If the user e.g. owns the relevant device, Xserver may be run by the user.
Think XGGI.

In that case Xserver is definitely not trustable by any other user.

Regards,
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Ivan Popov <pin@math.chalmers.se>
Systemman, Driftavdelningen, Matematiska institutionen, Chalmers



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