Why must X open TCP by default?

Freddie Cash fjwcash at gmail.com
Wed Mar 2 20:44:19 UTC 2016

On Wed, Mar 2, 2016 at 12:40 PM, Chris H <bsd-lists at bsdforge.com> wrote:

> Hello,
>  This is regarding 9-STABLE. All of the 9-STABLE boxes
> that have Xorg installed, and running on them, insist on
> opening TCP port 6000; as reported by sockstat(1)
> Xorg       1295  1  tcp6   *:6000                *:*
> Xorg       1295  3  tcp4   *:6000                *:*
> I see that the (current(ish)) documentation indicates
> that this option is off, by default, and can be enabled
> by passing -listen_tcp to startx(1). This seems to hold
> true, as all of my -CURRENT boxes do not show port 6000
> as being open while X is running. So my question is;
> how can I prevent X from opening tcp ports?
> I attempted;
> startx -nolisten tcp

​Does the following work (note the extra -- in the command)?​

​startx -- -nolisten tcp​

Freddie Cash
fjwcash at gmail.com

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