POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.unix : Invalid display, MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 : Re: Invalid display, MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 Server Time
15 Jul 2024 20:32:00 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Invalid display, MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1  
From: Cousin Ricky
Date: 22 Mar 2019 16:34:03
Message: <5c9546bb$1@news.povray.org>
On 2019-03-22 3:49 PM (-4), jr wrote:
> hi,
> 
> Cousin Ricky <ric### [at] yahoocom> wrote:
>> On 3/22/19 3:33 PM, jr wrote:
>>> one other thing to try (perhaps ;-))
>>> xhost +local:
>>> to allow localhost access to your desktop.
> 
>> Everything I read about xhost is that it's a security risk.  Can I be
>> assured that my computer won't be made vulnerable?
> 
> yes.  you grant access from 127.* only.  you can (perhaps) in addition start
> your server with the "-nolisten tcp" option, if you are really concerned.

That worked; thanks!

I also figured out how to turn it off:

   xhost -LOCAL:


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