Commit 299e213f authored by Alan Coopersmith's avatar Alan Coopersmith 🛫

X.man: move XLOCAL documentation from Xorg(1) man page

These settings affect clients, not server, so belong here, next to
the information about how to set $DISPLAY.

Also updated to drop ISC and correct description of Unix domain sockets.
Signed-off-by: Alan Coopersmith's avatarAlan Coopersmith <alan.coopersmith@oracle.com>
Reviewed-by: Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia's avatarJeremy Huddleston Sequoia <jeremyhu@apple.com>
parent 9e482394
......@@ -260,6 +260,55 @@ addresses, and IPv6 addresses are all allowed. For example:
\fIx.org:0\fP, \fIexpo:0\fP, \fI[::1]:0\fP,
\fI198.112.45.11:0\fP, \fIbigmachine:1\fP, and \fIhydra:0.1\fP.
.PP
.SH "LOCAL CONNECTIONS"
For operating systems that support local connections other than Unix
Domain sockets (SVR3 and SVR4), there is a compiled-in list specifying
the order in which local connections should be attempted. This list
can be overridden by the
.I XLOCAL
environment variable described below. If the display name indicates a
best-choice connection should be made (e.g.
.BR :0.0 ),
each connection mechanism is tried until a connection succeeds or no
more mechanisms are available.
.PP
The
.I XLOCAL
environment variable should contain a list of one more
more of the following:
.PP
.RS 8
.nf
NAMED
PTS
SCO
UNIX
.fi
.RE
.PP
which represent SVR4 Named Streams pipe, Old-style USL Streams pipe,
SCO XSight Streams pipe, and Unix domain sockets, respectively. You can
select a single mechanism (e.g.
.IR XLOCAL=NAMED ),
or an ordered list (e.g. \fIXLOCAL="NAMED:PTS:SCO"\fP).
This variable overrides the compiled-in defaults. For SVR4 it is
recommended that
.I NAMED
be the first preference connection. The default setting is
platform-dependent.
.PP
To globally override the compiled-in defaults, you should define (and
export if using
.B sh
or
.BR ksh )
.I XLOCAL
globally. If you use startx(1) or xinit(1), the definition should be
at the top of your
.I .xinitrc
file. If you use xdm(1), the definitions should be early on in the
.I __projectroot__/lib/X11/xdm/Xsession
script.
.SH "ACCESS CONTROL"
An X server can use several types of access control. Mechanisms provided
in Release 7 are:
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