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Re: single linux box on dsl?



On Thu, 2004-05-13 at 12:37, Guy Fraser wrote:
> William Hooper wrote:
> 
> >Guy Fraser said:
> >  
> >
> >>Yes FC1 does use TCP ports for X11.
> >>    
> >>
> >No, it doesn't.  Just one example of many:
> >http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-list/2003-November/msg04180.html
> >  
> >
> Again with the XDMCP session management access.
> 
> RTFM about gdm.conf.
> 
> You do not need to use kdm,gdm or xdm to run X.
> 
> >>XDMCP does not use TCP by default, so you can't access a remote desktop
> >>but the display is still listening. You use xhost to control access to
> >>the display.
> >>    
> >>
> >
> >No, you can't.  It is not listening.
> >
> Selective editing can't save you. If you don't know what your talking 
> about, admit you don't and learn. If you have an Xserver running you 
> will have and open TCP port = 6000 + display_number. If you do not have 
> a port listening, then you are not running X, you may be running some 
> other graphical interface but it is not X.

If I'm not mistaken, That port can actually be closed off. In my case,
it's closed. Since Its a laptop and I'm not giving anyone access to my
laptop. :)

netstat -tap | grep 6000 

should tell you whether or not you have X setup to access remote
connections

> 
> Before you rebut this you better do some serious reading.
> 
> I have been using X for over a decade, and have yet to come accross 
> a version that will work without a tcp stack. If you can point me to 
> a document written by an XFree86 or Xorg that describes the 
> configuration of X with out a tcp stack, I will retract my statement.
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