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lbxproxy(1X)															      lbxproxy(1X)

lbxproxy - Low BandWidth X proxy SYNOPSIS
lbxproxy [:<display>] [option] OPTIONS
The lbxproxy program accepts the following options: Prints a brief help message about the command line options. 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 variable. If :<display> is specified, the proxy uses 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, lbx- proxy defaults to port 63. If the port that the proxy tries to listen on is in use, the proxy exits with an error message. A limited num- ber of pointer motion events are allowed to be in flight between the server and the proxy at any given time. The maximum number of motion events that can be in flight is set with this option; the default is 8. The default behavior of lbxproxy is to continue running as usual when the last client exits. The -terminate option causes lbxproxy to exit when the last client exits. The -reset option causes 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 causes lbxproxy to reset and attempt to reconnect to the server. Causes all remaining arguments to be ignored. Disables all LBX optimizations. Disables stream compression. Disables delta request substitutions. Disables usage of tags. Disables reencoding of graphics requests (not including image related requests). Disables image compression. Disables squishing of X events. Disables short circuiting InternAtom requests. Disables reading the atoms control file. See the section on ATOM CONTROL for more details. 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. Dis- ables color name to RGB resolution in proxy. Specifies an alternate RGB database for color name to RGB resolution. Set the size of the proxy tag cache (in bytes). Set the Zlib compression level (used for stream compression). Default is 9; 1 = worst compression, fastest and 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 proto- col 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 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. DESCRIPTION
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 it 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 or high latency connections. With regard to authentication and authorization, lbxproxy simply passes along to the server the credentials presented by the client. Since X clients connect to lbxproxy, it is important that the user's file contain entries with valid keys associated with the network ID of the proxy. The lbxproxy does not get involved with how these entries are added to the file. The user is responsible for setting it up. ATOM CONTROL
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 cache. 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 overrides. 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 form 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 pre-interned; 'n' means data for properties with this name should never be delayedand 'w' means data for properties with this name should be delayed only if a window manager is also running through the same lbxproxy. lbxproxy(1X)
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