Subject: Re: use of share vs lib
To: None <>
From: R. C. Dowdeswell <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 08/03/1998 13:50:29
On 902172698 seconds since the Beginning of the UNIX epoch
"Perry E. Metzger" wrote:
>They aren't really "spool files" either. "spool" is really for things
>like the mail queue, print queue, etc. Perhaps someone could suggest a
>better directory for them? What are the auth files, precisely?

I believe that they are the MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE and XDM-AUTH gunk
that X clients use to authenticate themselves to the server (see
xauth(1) and Xsecurity(1)).  These should be generated when the
X server starts.

 == Roland