[Xorg] [Bug 306] New: /tmp/.X11-unix and /tmp/.ICE-unix

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Mon Mar 15 10:25:22 PST 2004


           Summary: /tmp/.X11-unix and /tmp/.ICE-unix
           Product: xorg
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: major
          Priority: P2
         Component: xlib
        AssignedTo: xorg at freedesktop.org
        ReportedBy: jim.gettys at hp.com

These directories should be owned by root with appropriate protection;
in particular, things can fail if the sockets contained in them are
not accessable to clients properly.

Exactly what the right fix is for this problem isn't immediately obvious.
We will open a discussion on the desktop lists to hash through the
right solutions. The .X11-unix directory is less problematic, as the X server
is (usually) running as root and could (does?) ensure the right properties
on the directory. But the .ICE-unix directory can/does often get set

This can cause *really* mystic failures at times, for example,
when changing a user's uid if you don't know to search the file system
for all occurances of files owned by someone and change appropriately.

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