Subject: Re: use of share vs lib
To: Perry E. Metzger <email@example.com>
From: Tim Rightnour <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/03/1998 16:50:40
On 03-Aug-98 Perry E. Metzger spoke unto us all:
# 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?
Auth files are these magical files used by the X server to do things like
MIT_MAGIC_COOKIE (wot a name) authorization. Its the stuff that makes ssh's
automatic redirection, and xhost work.
I would suggest /var/db.. they are a mini database of sorts..
Tim Rightnour - email@example.com