Bug 98697 - gdm should not open tcp ports by default
gdm should not open tcp ports by default
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 98696
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Havoc Pennington
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-07-07 13:33 EDT by Rui Miguel Seabra
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:55 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 13:56:58 EST
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Description Rui Miguel Seabra 2003-07-07 13:33:40 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030703

Description of problem:
I have no real statistics but I'd bet most people using gdm are using it on
personal computers, not targeted (by default) at exporting X to other users.

That way, gdm should not launch X allowing it to listen to tcp connections.

This has a very simple fix and has been corrected in GDM (cvs.gnome.org) but
correction has not yet been integrated into RedHat's gdm.

More details at http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=87291

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
all versions untill current cvs (in gnome.org)

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
default settings for run level 5

Actual Results:  tcp port 6000 is on LISTEN status

Expected Results:  tcp port 6000 NOT on LISTEN status

Additional info:
Comment 1 Toni Willberg 2003-07-07 13:42:29 EDT
Accidentally I submitted this same to Rawhide's bugs just few moments ago:

Comment 2 Havoc Pennington 2003-07-07 14:09:05 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 98696 ***
Comment 3 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 13:56:58 EST
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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