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Beware the trainee with time on his hands and an Acorn manual on his desk

Hans Neeson-Bumpsadese Silver badge

XWindows

Many moons ago we expanded from working purely on Windows and started using AIX. The setup was a big RS6000 box running everything, with developers accessing it using XWindows from their WinNT boxen.

The trick with XWindows was that you set something for your session on the AIX box to tell it where to display to...IIRC it was a case of setting a specific environment variable to your IP address.

Of course this soon got abused....it was far to easy to Telnet onto the box, set the XWindows output to a victim's PC and then doing something like running the command loads of times to fill their screen with graphical clocks.

Fun times.

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