Xorg listening on the WAN?
walterhurry at gmail.com
Mon Jun 25 19:13:39 UTC 2012
I think Xorg is listening on external addresses:
$ sockstat -46 |grep Xorg
root Xorg 1573 1 tcp6 *:6000 *:*
root Xorg 1573 3 tcp4 *:6000 *:*
$ netstat -a|grep x11
tcp4 0 0 *.x11 *.* LISTEN
tcp6 0 0 *.x11 *.* LISTEN
I'm new to FreeBSD, but if I interpret this correctly, x11 is listening
for connections on port 6000 for connections from any IPv4 or IPv6
I don't think I'm in any immediate danger, as I am behind a router which
will block incoming connection attempts, which (virtually) all seem to be
on the http port (80) anyway.
But it would give me a warm fuzzy feeling to stop x11 listening
externally at all - I don't think I need it. How can I go about that
In case it makes a difference, I am using XDM with standard LXDE. I do
not use startx to initiate my sessions.
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