Re: GNOME'e nterm service
>> 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.
Well, here it is:
>Starting nmap V. 2.53 by firstname.lastname@example.org ( www.insecure.org/nmap/ )
>Interesting ports on MACHINE (IP):
>(The 1515 ports scanned but not shown below are in state: closed)
>Port State Service
>22/tcp open ssh
>53/tcp open domain
>80/tcp open http
>515/tcp open printer
>1026/tcp open nterm
>5432/tcp open postgres
>6000/tcp open X11
>12345/tcp open NetBus
>Nmap run completed -- 1 IP address (1 host up) scanned in 1 second
where the service I mentioned is named "nterm". Then also:
>--> netstat -anp | egrep 1026
>tcp 0 0 0.0.0.0:1026 0.0.0.0:* LISTEN 295/gnome-session
where it is clear that gnome-session is listening to it.
>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.
I give you that. But then, why hiding it? Let call it "gnome" in port
XYZ and report it's usage etc in the docs, mans, etc.
I am still puzzled here.