[clug] Debian sarge, XFree4 and X11

Bob Edwards Robert.Edwards at anu.edu.au
Thu Mar 10 22:52:33 GMT 2005


I assume that you have considered why that -nolisten switch is there?

You are fully aware of the security issues with X? I, personally, would
be reluctant to remove that switch. You should consider running X over
SSH only.


Bob Edwards.

Antti.Roppola at brs.gov.au wrote:
> Snap! Sarge runs X with -nolisten where as Woody doesn't.
> It appears to be set in gdm.conf by the default setting, "DisallowTCP=true".
> Apparently this setting appends -nolisten to any X sessions that are started.
> So says the comments, but that didn't work.
> However if delete "-nolisten" from /etc/X11/xinit/xserverrc it now works.
> The weird thing is my Woody desktop has "-nolisten" in xserverrc and it has
> always worked. *shrug*.
> Antti
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Barker [mailto:pbarker at barker.dropbear.id.au] 
> Sent: Thursday, 10 March 2005 3:03 PM
> To: Paul Hampson; Antti.Roppola at brs.gov.au
> Cc: linux at lists.samba.org
> Subject: Re: [clug] Debian sarge, XFree4 and X11
> On Thu, 10 Mar 2005, Paul Hampson wrote:
>>>Where should I be looking if a remote server is unable to open X11 
>>>displays on my new Debian sarge desktop? It seems my old desktop 
>>>starts up something that listens externally, but there's no 
>>>corresponding listener running on my sarge desktop.
> ps waux | grep -i 'nolisten'
> If you find X is running with the "nolisten" option, then you need to fix that :)
> I can /never/ remember where to change the option and have to hunt it each time... let me know if it is the problem and you can't find that....
> Yours,

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