single linux box on dsl?

William Hooper whooperhsd3 at
Fri May 14 19:39:28 UTC 2004

Tom 'Needs A Hat' Mitchell said:
> On Thu, May 13, 2004 at 10:32:27AM -0400, Jay Daniels wrote:
>> What was the verdict on using a single Linux box with X on DSL or
>> Cable?
>> Does the redhat-config-securitylevel tool block ports X uses?
>> Is there an X Windowing system that doesn't uses ports?
> Not really.  X-Windows uses networking.

As answered previously, yes.  X does not require any TCP ports, localhost
or otherwise.  As configured by default, FC1 at runlevel 5 uses no TCP
ports at all for X.

William Hooper

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