[CentOS] nautilus

Mon Dec 30 22:26:57 UTC 2013
Warren Young <warren at etr-usa.com>

On 12/28/2013 08:09, Eero Volotinen wrote:
> xhost + is very dangerous way to do that as it allows all clients to
> connect to display(s)

"Dangerous" depends on your local trust model.

Back when I was new to Unix -- a couple of decades ago, before 
widespread firewalls and such -- we tended to trust LAN users 
implicitly.  That level of trust allowed some nice features that we've 
had to give up in this more hostile modern world.

There once was a fun program you could run on a lab full of X Window 
terminals or workstations that would march an Energizer Bunny from one 
screen to the next, along the bottom edge of the screen.  Can't do that 
kind of thing now, thanks to security killjoys and the bad actors that 
create jobs for them.

Two decades later, we're contemplating encrypting everything to the Nth 
degree purely because there is so much mistrust -- and good reason for 
that mistrust -- in the world.

This is an improvement?