Bug 433080 - vino local_only binds only to ipv6 local interface
vino local_only binds only to ipv6 local interface
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: vino (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: David Zeuthen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-02-15 19:42 EST by Mike Lococo
Modified: 2013-03-05 22:54 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 00:59:55 EST
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Description Mike Lococo 2008-02-15 19:42:41 EST
Description of problem:
A gconf key exists to instruct vino to bind to the local interface instead of
the public network interface.  This can be useful in cases where vino is only
accessed through a secure tunnel like SSH.  In Fedora, this setting causes vino
to bind only to the local ipv6 address, but not the ipv4 address.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
vino 2.18.0-1 in Fedora 8.

How reproducible:
Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install vino
2. Configure it in System --> Preferences --> Internet... --> Remote Desktop
3. Open gconf-edit and check desktop --> gnome --> remote_access --> local_only
4. As root, 'lsof -i | grep vino'

Actual results:
vino-serv is bound to localhost6.localdomain6:5900.

Expected results:
It should bind to localhost.localdomain:5900 or to both addresses, or something
that allows ipv4 connectivity by default since lots of people still use it and
expect it to work.

Additional info:
More info on the local_only option...
Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 04:49:51 EST
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Comment 2 Bas Mevissen 2008-12-29 09:39:47 EST
New bug #463782 was submitted for F10. So this is an old problem which is still relevant...
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