XDM and multiple NIC's.. Solaris 2.5 ??

XDM and multiple NIC's.. Solaris 2.5 ??

Post by Jeremy Howel » Sat, 25 Apr 1998 04:00:00

Hi all.. I have a box running Solaris 2.5, with both 10BaseT and
100BaseT connections to our network.  When I start XDM, it appears to
want to bind to the first NIC only (in this case, hme0), and I can only
login via XDMCP query by going to the IP address on the hme0 interface.
I thought about maybe starting xdm sessions via inetd, but after
researching the documentation I can't find any way to do this.

Can anyone help with this please?  I'd like to be able to either bind
the xdm daemon to ALL my NICs or somehow get it to work via inetd.

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The problem is that this does not work consistently.  Has anyone else tried
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Dan Ehrlich

Dan Ehrlich - Systems Analyst - PSU Computer Science and Engineering
"Universities should be safe havens where ruthless examination of realities
 will not be distorted by the aim to please or inhibited by the risk of
 displeasure." - Kingman Brewster

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