Subject: Re: use of share vs lib
To: Perry E. Metzger <>
From: Tim Rightnour <>
List: tech-pkg
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    -