[OpenAFS] .Xauthority issues

Russ Allbery rra@stanford.edu
Wed, 13 Mar 2002 23:12:08 -0800

Martin Schulz <schulz@iwrmm.math.uni-karlsruhe.de> writes:

> That works well for .ssh, but not for ~/.Xauthority. I observed that
> the link gets deleted and replaced by a new file, again open to read. 

> I can't be the first one to face that, what are your solutions to this
> problem? I already found out that both {x,g,k)dm and sshd show the
> abovementioned behaviour. 

I have, for many years, been using a home directory setup that I'm pretty
happy with, where my top level home directory is world-readable and I have
a subdirectory called home that isn't.  My .cshrc cd's to home and sets
HOME to point to that subdirectory, so after I log in I end up my private
home directory, but I can easily put public things one level higher.

It works pretty well for a default-private setup, not as good for a
default-public setup.  But it has the significant advantage for me of
avoiding the mess of symlinks.

Russ Allbery (rra@stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>