Re: Bug#75144: GNOME'e nterm service
>nterm (no terminal) is a meta-package that doesnt install any
>terminalemulator. this is the default for most installs
>actually i dont think it is really relevant what nterm really is, cos
>that is just something nmap came up with.
It is relevant because it is a tcp service that I may NOT want to
give or use, because it is running on my machine, because I am
concerned about security, because I am explicitly interested in
knowing what it is and where does it come from and if I really need
it. I think this is way more than enough to seek for an answer.
I filed a bug report because there is no documentation on the topic,
which is absurd as it is a tcp service that we are talking about.
And actually no, it has nothing to do with nmap. nmap is just a port
1. what is nterm?
2. why is that gnome-session is listening to it?
3. can I get rid of it?
4. is it safe?
I do not care if all systems have it. I do care about knowing what is
running in my machine, why and whether it is safe. I triggered this
question two years ago and I have been periodically hunting for an
answer. ARE THERE ANY SECRETS?