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#1 2007-03-13 23:58:49

pcalvert
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Registered: 2006-09-12
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Why does Xfce run a server?

When I run netstat -tulp | grep LISTEN I can see that Xfce is running a server.  Here's a snippet of the output:

tcp        0      0 *:1026                  *:*                     LISTEN     3261/xfce4-session

Based on the above output, it looks like Xfce has opened port 1026 and is listening on all interfaces.  I don't know if my terminology is completely correct, but the jist of what I am trying to say is that Xfce has opened port 1026 and, if it were not for the firewall that I am running, this port would be exposed to the Internet.  Which is, of course, not good.

Why does Xfce need to do this, and is it totally necessary?

Phil


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#2 2007-03-17 14:48:08

huysmans
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From: NL
Registered: 2003-10-08
Posts: 19
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Re: Why does Xfce run a server?

It doesn't do that for me. There's an option in the settings dialog advanced tab to manage remote programs, perhaps that option is checked?


Jasper

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#3 2007-03-19 00:29:38

pcalvert
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Registered: 2006-09-12
Posts: 12

Re: Why does Xfce run a server?

Ooops, I just saw that I messed up the netstat command in my original post.  I just fixed it.

If you tried the command as I originally posted it, it would not have worked.  Please try it again.

Phil

P.S.  It's best to use su/sudo and run the command as root.


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