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Namefloppyd - floppy daemon for remote access to floppy drive floppyd_installtest - tests whether floppyd is installed and running
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Floppyd is used as a server to grant access to the floppy drive to clients running on a remote machine, just as an X server grants access to the display to remote clients. It has the following syntax:
floppyd [-d] [-l] [-s port] [-r user] [-b ipaddr] devicename [displaynames]
floppyd is always associated with an X server. It runs on the same machine as its X server, and listens on port 5703 and above.
floppyd authenticates remote clients using the Xauthority protocol. Xhost authentication is not supported. Each floppyd is associated with an X server. When a remote client attempts to connect to floppyd, it sends floppyd the X authority record corresponding to floppyd's X server. Floppyd in turn then tries to open up a connection to the X server in order to verify the authenticity of the xauth record. If the connection to the X server succeeds, the client is granted access
Caution: In order to make authentication work correctly, the
local host should not be listed in the xhost list of
Command line options
devicename is the name of the device node to be opened. Default is /dev/fd0.
displaynames is a list of display names to connect to for authentication. All displays in the list are tried until one is found that grants access or until the list is exhausted. If no list is supplied, the a display name list based on the ip address supplied using the -b flag is constructed: ipaddr:n.0.
Connecting to floppyd
floppyd -d /dev/fd0
floppyd -d /dev/fd0 localhost:1 hitchhiker:1 :1 floppyd -p 5704 /dev/fd0
# floppy daemon floppyd-0 5703/tcp # floppy daemon for X server :0 floppyd-1 5704/tcp # floppy daemon for X server :1
# floppy daemon floppyd-0 stream tcp wait floppy /usr/sbin/floppyd floppyd /dev/fd0 floppyd-1 stream tcp wait floppy /usr/sbin/floppyd floppyd /dev/fd1
drive x: file="$DISPLAY" remote
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