Since xdm is dynamically linked, there's no issue on export restriction outside US for this binary distribution of xdm: it does not contain the DES encryption code. So it's now included in the bin package.
However the file
xc/lib/Xdmcp/WrapHelp.c is not included in the
XFree86-3.3 source, so support for
XDM-AUTHORIZATION-1 is not included here. You'll have to get
WrapHelp.c and rebuild xdm after having set
The file is available within the US; for details see ftp.x.org:/pub/R6/xdm-auth/README.
To start the display manager, log in as root on the console and type:
You can start xdm automatically on bootup by disabling the console getty
/etc/inittab. Details about this setup depend on the
Linux distribution that you use, so check the documentation provided there.
The xdm binary provided should run with both shadow- and non-shadow password systems.
$XFree86: xc/programs/Xserver/hw/xfree86/doc/sgml/Linux.sgml,v 126.96.36.199 1999/06/25 08:57:14 hohndel Exp $ $XConsortium: Linux.sgml /main/6 1996/10/28 04:47:37 kaleb $