[techtalk] X, port 6000 and how to stop it all.
mary at creative.net.au
Wed Sep 27 23:10:09 EST 2000
As a random exercise in port-closing, I'm trying to stop X opening
6000. There was an article on rootprompt.org that suggested passing
'-nolisten tcp' to the incantation to start X.
/etc/rc.d/xdm starts X, since I'm using Helix Gnome I assume from this
section of that script:
case "$DISPLAYMANAGER" in
kdm|kde|KDM|KDE) DISPLAYMANAGER=/opt/kde/bin/kdm ;;
gdm|GDM|Gnome|GNOME) DISPLAYMANAGER=/opt/gnome/bin/gdm ;;
*) DISPLAYMANAGER=/usr/X11R6/bin/xdm ;;
that it eventually fires up gdm for me (I told it to use gdm during the
Helix Gnome install).
I tried passing '-nolisten tcp' to /opt/gnome/bin/gdm with no luck, in
fact it would appear from gdm's behaviour when passed '--help' and '-?' it
ignores command line parameters. I also don't have a man page for gdm and
xdm's is less than helpful.
Does anyone know how to do this?
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