Re: GNOME'e nterm service
On Thu, Oct 19, 2000 at 12:26:33PM +0100, Sergio Brandano wrote:
> This is a little confusing. I have that nterm is the name of the
> service in port 1026, and I have gnome-session listening to it.
Ports above 1024 are free for any user program like gnome-session to use.
It's nothing to do with any nterm service. If you had an nterm service it
would use port 1026 perhaps, but you don't, so gnome-session is using it.
> I looked for manuals, docs and all sort of infos on the local system,
> including searching content on /etc. I could not find anything on
> nterm & gnome-session & port 1026. Wichert, I am running this thing
> in my machine and I dot know what it is for. Do you see my point?
gnome-session listens on a TCP port and other gnome programs connect to it.
Gnome is, after all, the GNU *Network* Object Model Environment, which is
probably why it uses TCP/IP for exchanging info between components.
As to why it listens on all interfaces, pass, probably it needs to so gnome
apps running on different machines can communicate.