Re: Disabling X and KDM from listening on a port.

From: Minna Kangasluoma (
Date: 08/16/01

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From: Minna Kangasluoma <>
Subject: Re: Disabling X and KDM from listening on a port. 
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2001 12:36:41 +0300

Paul Allen wrote:
> On my Mandrake 8.0 box, I added "-nolisten tcp" to the server startup
> line in /etc/X11/xdm/Xservers. (There's no xserverrc script and no
> reference to it anywhere.) Then, in /etc/X11/xdm/xdm-config, I put
> this line:
> DisplayManager.requestPort: 0
> Now, neither X nor xdm listen on the ethernet interface. I suppose
> this doesn't fix the case where I start X with startx, but I'm never
> going to do that. :-)

How does this affect X connections that are forwarded over ssh? I've
been led to understand that forwarded connections use some other means
to connect to the X server. Does adding the above-mentioned options
block these connections as well?



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