Thanks to all those who replied, you know who you are..
Depending on where you set your display X will run on a
corresponding port. So if you setenv DISPLAY hostname:0.0
it will run on port 6000 or if you set it to hostname:0.1
it will run on 6001 and so on.
Everyone said to use ssh and tunnel X through for security
reasons. I had been thinking about that but am new here
and didn't want to rock the boat just yet. I did talk to
the boss man and he said they wanted to do it but didn't
know how to implement it, so I got volunteered. :) I
downloaded ssh from www.ssh.org and installed it and it
works fine so far so I guess I'll implement it. This
release of ssh is commercial and costs about $100.00 but
there is an open source version at www.openssh.org.
--- Johnny Hall <email@example.com> wrote:
> Date: Wed, 22 Dec 1999 10:50:15 -0800 (PST)
> From: Johnny Hall <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Reply-to: email@example.com
> Subject: X and TCP/IP
> To: Sun Managers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Hello Managers,
> I was wondering exactly how X works across the network,
> specifically when running an app from a remote host what
> port does X use to communicate if any at all.
> Our situation is that we have a box on the other side of
> new firewall and the security team is getting ready to
> tighten it up but we need to display apps back to our
> Any idea what port X runs on (again if any) or can you
> point me to any helpful documents on the web?
> Will Summarize
> Johnny W. Hall
> Unix Systems Adminitrator
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