Whenever I run a windows program under wine, I find that 'netstat -apute' shows that C:\windows\system32\rpcss.exe is on LISTEN mode. On running 'top' and 'ps aux | grep wine' commands, wineserver is seen as active. It goes away after the windows program is properly shut down but not when it is killed. I see that this has been discussed earlier also: http://forum.winehq.org/viewtopic.php?t=10878
Apparently, wineserver starts everytime wine is launched (http://linuxreviews.org/man/wineserver/
), but does it have to connect to network in LISTEN mode? Is there any way to avoid wineserver from becoming active or connecting to the network? Thanks for your help.