Subject: Problems using xdm with xdmcp
To: None <>
From: Ian P. Thomas <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 08/17/2004 21:08:10
I'm attempting to have xdm show a login screen on another system on my 
internal LAN.  After attempting the following from the remote host

Xquartz -query my.ip.address

I get the following error message in /var/log/xdm.log

xdm error (pid 853): Cannot convert Internet address 
remotehost.ip.address to host name
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xdm/Xwilling: Permission denied.

I have the following in /etc/hosts

remotehost.ip.address remotehost

This should convert the ip Internet address to a host name.  Any 
suggestions on what else could be wrong here?

Ian Thomas

"Of course it runs NetBSD."