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     LBXPROXY(1)	X Version 11 (Release 6.4)	   LBXPROXY(1)

     NAME    [Toc]    [Back]
	  lbxproxy - Low BandWidth X proxy

     SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]
	  lbxproxy [:<display>]	[option]

     DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]
	  Applications that would like to take advantage of the	Low
	  Bandwidth extension to X (LBX) must make their connections
	  to an	lbxproxy.  These applications need to know nothing
	  about	LBX, they simply connect to the	lbxproxy as if were a
	  regular server.  The lbxproxy	accepts	client connections,
	  multiplexes them over	a single connection to the X server,
	  and performs various optimizations on	the X protocol to make
	  it faster over low bandwidth and/or high latency

	  With regard to authentication/authorization, lbxproxy	simply
	  passes along to the server the credentials presented by the
	  client.  Since X clients will	connect	to lbxproxy, it	is
	  important that the user's .Xauthority	file contain entries
	  with valid keys associated with the network ID of the	proxy.
	  lbxproxy does	not get	involved with how these	entries	are
	  added	to the .Xauthority file.  The user is responsible for
	  setting it up.

	  The lbxproxy program has various options, all	of which are

	  If :<display>	is specified, the proxy	will use the given
	  display port when listening for connections.	The display
	  port is an offset from port 6000, identical to the way in
	  which	regular	X display connections are specified.  If no
	  port is specified on the command line	option,	lbxproxy will
	  default to port 63.  If the port number that the proxy tries
	  to listen on is in use, the proxy will attempt to use
	  another port number.	If the proxy is	not using the Proxy
	  Manager and the default port number cannot be	used, the port
	  number that is used will be written to stderr.

	  The other command line options that can be specified are:

	  -help	  Prints a brief help message about the	command	line

	  -display dpy
		  Specifies the	address	of the X server	supporting the
		  LBX extension.  If this option is not	specified, the
		  display is obtained by the DISPLAY environment

	  -motion count

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		  A limited number of pointer motion events are
		  allowed to be	in flight between the server and the
		  proxy	at any given time.  The	maximimum number of
		  motion events	that can be in flight is set with this
		  option; the default is 8.

	  -maxservers number
		  The default behavior of lbxproxy is to manage	a
		  single server.  However, lbxproxy can	manage more
		  than one server.  The	default	maximum	number of
		  servers is 20.  The number of	servers	can be
		  overridden by	setting	the environment	variable
		  LBXPROXY_MAXSERVERS to the desired number.  The
		  order	of precedence from highest to lowest: command
		  line,	environment variable, default number.

		  The default behavior of lbxproxy is to continue
		  running as usual when	it's last client exits.	 The
		  -terminate option will cause lbxproxy	to exit	when
		  the last client exits.  The -reset option will cause
		  lbxproxy to reset itself when	the last client	exits.
		  Resetting causes lbxproxy to clean up	it's state and
		  reconnect to the server.

		  The default behavior of lbxproxy is to exit when its
		  connection to	the server is broken.  The -reconnect
		  option will cause lbxproxy to	just reset instead
		  (see -reset above) and attempt to reconnect to the

	  -I	  Causes all remaining arguments to be ignored.

	  -nolbx  Disables all LBX optimizations.

	  -nocomp Disables stream compression.

		  Disables delta request substitutions.

	  -notags Disables usage of tags.

	  -nogfx  Disables reencoding of graphics requests (not
		  including image related requests).

		  Disables image compression.

		  Disables squishing of	X events.

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		  Disables short circuiting of InternAtom requests.

		  Disables reading of the atoms	control	file.  See the
		  section on "Atom Control" for	more details.

	  -atomsfile file
		  Overrides the	default	AtomControl file.  See the
		  section on "Atom Control" for	more details.

		  Disables GetWindowAttributes/GetGeometry grouping
		  into one round trip.

		  Disables colormap grabbing.

		  Disables color name to RGB resolution	in proxy.

	  -rgbfile path
		  Specifies an alternate RGB database for color	name
		  to RGB resolution.

		  Set the size of the proxy's tag cache	(in bytes).

	  -zlevel level
		  Set the Zlib compression level (used for stream
		  default is 6
		  1 = worst compression, fastest
		  9 = best compression,	slowest

		  Report stream	compression statistics every time the
		  proxy	resets or receives a SIGHUP signal.

		  Don't	zero out unused	pad bytes in X requests,
		  replies, and events.

		  Allows cheating on X protocol	for the	sake of
		  improved performance.	 The X protocol	guarantees
		  that any replies, events or errors generated by a
		  previous request will	be sent	before those of	a
		  later	request.  This puts substantial	restrictions
		  on when lbxproxy can short circuit a request.	 The
		  -cheaterrors option allows lbxproxy to violate X
		  protocol rules with respect to errors.  Use at your

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		  own risk.

		  The -cheatevents option allows lbxproxy to violate X
		  protocol rules with respect to events	as well	as
		  errors.  Use at your own risk.

     ATOM CONTROL    [Toc]    [Back]
	  At startup, lbxproxy "pre-interns" a configurable list of
	  atoms.  This allows lbxproxy to intern a group of atoms in a
	  single round trip and	immediately store the results in its

	  While	running, lbxproxy uses heuristics to decide when to
	  delay	sending	window property	data to	the server.  The
	  heuristics depend on the size	of the data, the name of the
	  property, and	whether	a window manager is running through
	  the same lbxproxy.

	  Atom control is specified in the "AtomControl" file, set up
	  during installation of lbxproxy, with	command	line

	  The file is a	simple text file.  There are three forms of
	  lines:  comments, length control, and	name control.  Lines
	  starting with	a '!' are treated as comments.	A line of the

	      z	length

	  specifies the	minimum	length in bytes	before property	data
	  will be delayed.  A line of the form

	      options atomname

	  controls the given atom, where options is any	combination of
	  the following	characters: 'i'	means the atom should be preinterned;
 and	'w' means data for properties with this	name
	  should be delayed only if a window manager is	also running
	  through the same lbxproxy.

     BUGS    [Toc]    [Back]
	  When the authorization protocol XDM-AUTHORIZATION-1 is used:

	      A	client must be on the same host	as lbxproxy for	the
	      client to	be authorized to connect to the	server.

	      If a client is not on the	same host as lbxproxy, the
	      client will not be authorized to connect to the server.

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