gdm + xdmcp

Girish Venkatachalam girishvenkatachalam at
Sat Mar 1 06:50:47 UTC 2008

On 07:56:29 Mar 01, Daniel Iliev wrote:
> How am I supposed to do that? I believe it's up to gdm to open the port
> it should be listening on. Just like Xorg did. If you mean I should
> allow access to this port in the firewall, I must say I've not
> (explicitly) enabled one on this system because it's connected to a
> private (in the sense of RFC1918) LAN with no offenders other than me
> and my family. :)
> [root at bsd ~]# /etc/rc.d/ipfw rcvar
> # ipfw
> firewall_enable=NO
> [root at bsd ~]# /etc/rc.d/ipfilter rcvar
> # ipfilter
> ipfilter_enable=NO
> [root at bsd ~]# /etc/rc.d/pf rcvar
> # pf
> pf_enable=NO
> [root at bsd ~]# 

To rule out a firewall issue try running nmap on the localhost and
check. Or you could use the RFC1918 address of from the
same machine.

In case that shows the port open then you can go the firewall route.

I personally do not run gdm or kdm. So I would not know how to get this
working but I *think* you already picked the right file. The one you
quoted in your last mail. I think the key lies there. You have to modify
it and restart gdm and see if it listens for XDMCP requests locally.

Hope this helps. And sorry if it doesn't. ;)



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