Re: Running remote Gnome programs - problems with SSH

On Fri, Sep 22, 2000 at 05:37:56PM +0200, Graham Leggett <minfrin sharp fm> said
> Has anyone on this list ever got remote apps to run over SSH ever? Or am
> I the only one with this problem?

Here is what appears to be happening.  Applications connect to the name
server via ORBit (most often with unix sockets).  Therefore, it should be
enough to run gnome-name-service on the remote host.  However,
gnome-name-service will only run once for a given display, as evident by the
following line of output with ltrace 
syslog(6, "name server was running on display, exiting") = <void>

Because of this the gnome-name-service started on the remote host will not
start up because it detects that there is already a name service running on
the display being used, and the applications running on the remote server
will not be able to talk to any (local or remote) gnome-name-service.  IMO
the name service should not look to the display to decide whether to start or
not since this is not how it communicates (unless I am gravely mistaken).
Instead couldn't the name service ask the ORB if there was a name service
registered already and exit if _that_ were true.

Geoffrey Reedy                                       vader21 imsa edu

"Unix-to-Unix Copy Program;" said PDP-1.  "You will never find a more
wretched hive of bugs and flamers.  We must be cautious."
				-- DECWARS

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