Secure Display Manager - secure remote access to X11
sdm is an X11 display manager similar to xdm, gdm and kdm, but unlike
those it wraps the X11 traffic within an ssh tunnel to provide a secure
login mechanism for remote X sessions.
sdm provides access only through SSH, not locally. It is technically
possible to access an sdm server from same host, but probably a waste of
This package should be installed on any server acting as SDM server.
this is a Secure Display Manager.
essentially, sdm runs zenity on the X-terminal, and connects
to a server via ssh. it can also do automatic passwordless
logins with ssh keys.
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a basic overview:
sdm has two main packages.
the first package,
sdm-session(1) lessdisks.net sdm-session(1)
sdm-session - starts a sdm session
opens a session for use with sdm(8).
if present, /etc/sdm/Xsession will be called with <options>
passed on the commandline. alternately /etc/X11/Xsession, and
failing that, the first argument is s
sdm-wm(1) lessdisks.net sdm-wm(1)
sdm-wm - select a window manager for use with sdm
displays a menu of available window managers, and allows you
to select the default window manager for use with sdm,
defined in ~/.sdmrc
update-alternates(8) is used to find window managers pro
sdm-autokeys(8) lessdisks.net sdm-autokeys(8)
sdm-autokeys - g
sdm (0.4.1-4) unstable; urgency=low
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* Add menu item (and .desktop file?) to change session-manager
* Add run-parts dirs for both ser
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