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Re: [suse-security] Block port 6000
  • From: <dog@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2001 08:33:33 -0500 (CDT)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.31.0107110831001.31404-100000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
I dont think that there is a way to keep X from listening on port 6000 (or
some port) since it is a server running on your machine. It has to bind
to a port and then the client connects to that port. That is why you can
have multiple X sessions, running on different ports. If you dont want
anything running on port 6000, dont run X. If you just dont want anyone
else but yourself to connect to it, do
ipchains -A input -s ! -p tcp --dport 6000 -j REJECT

On Wed, 11 Jul 2001, [ISO-8859-1] Martin Köhling wrote:

>On Wed, 11 Jul 2001, Roman Drahtmueller wrote:
>> > On my SuSE 7.1 box it doesn't work either (yes, I *did*
>> > restart the X server!).
>> You're not supposed to restart the X-server. Restart xdm! This will nuke
>> the X-Server as well, of course...
>I should have written: "I *did* restart X".
>Netstat -pnl still shows the process "X" listening on port 6000:
>tcp 0 0* LISTEN 17043/X
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Chad Whitten
Network/Systems Administrator
Nexband Communications

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