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It's Y2k time and if you want to
monitor the date on every system
at once here is a way you can do it.
xclocks is a quick and dirty script
that will execute a xclock in a remote shell and display it back on
your local workstation.
For this to work you must do a couple of things:
This has been tested on SUN, SGI, HP and Linux. You may have to make some minor
tweaks to make it work on your system.
- On your local workstation allow Xsessions to be opened. Depending
on your level of security at your site, you can quickly allow any system with:
% xhost +
- Use the same user ID on all the systems you want the xclock
displayed back from (DO NOT USE ROOT IF POSSIBLE). Each system will
have to trust that ID. This means that you should be able to execute a
REMOTE SHELL (rsh) on each remote systems.
% rsh rocketman xclock
The TARFILE of
xclocks includes another script that will
kill all of the Xclock sessions that get opened on the screen.
This script is use at your own risk and unfortunately cannot be supported.
Good Luck at midnight!