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Re: "Can't open display" problems

On Fri, Feb 23, 2001 at 09:39:37AM +0100, Tibor D. wrote:
> Robert L. Harris wrote:
> > 
> > On your local machine you need to edit "/etc/X11/xinit/xserverc".  There's
> > a nice line that contains "-nolisten tcp" in it.  Remove that and restart
> > X.
> > 
> > I had the same problem.
> Yeah, me too, but why do you think that's a *nice* line? I don't get it 
> why that "-nolisten tcp" is there, or why you couldn't choose the 
> setting during installation.
> Does anybody know?

X isn't very secure. Turning off tcp listening by default adds greatly
to your X security.  Many people never use a networked X...

Eric G. Miller <egm2@jps.net>

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