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I get 'XDMCP fatal error: Manager unwilling Host unwilling'" in the Xmanager log

Last modified: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 6:38 AM


XDMCP connection fails and I get the following error in the Xmanager.log file:

XDMCP fatal error: Manager unwilling Host unwilling

*This article requires remote server configuration. Administrator privilege may be required.


This problem may occur when XDMCP connections are blocked by Xaccess from the remote host.

To resolve this problem, allow your PC to use XDMCP by adding your PC's IP address or host name in Xaccess. You can find the Xaccess file in the following locations:

Operating Systems   Xaccess path
Unix   /usr/lib/X11/xdm/Xaccess
Linux   /etc/X11/xdm/Xaccess
CDE   /usr/dt/config/Xaccess

To allow a host, add the host name or the IP address. For example, if you want to allow 'example.domain' to use XDMCP, add:


To allow XDMCP request from all hosts, add '*'.

: The first configuration for a host name is effective. So, to disallow connection from a host, a line that starts with '!' must come before '*'.