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Old 06-01-2013, 11:44 AM   #1
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/usr/X11R6/bin/startx


Is is necessary to add ' -nolisten tcp' to serverargs in /usr/X11R6/bin/startx to stop me seeing port 6000 open when I nmap localhost. Or is it even a security issue?

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Old 06-01-2013, 12:51 PM   #2
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It's always best to close unused ports. Every open port is security issue
 
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Old 06-01-2013, 03:48 PM   #3
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Running nmap on localhost is a waste of time.

Try an external site like this :-

http://www.whatsmyip.org/port-scanner/
 
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Old 06-01-2013, 07:40 PM   #4
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grc.com has a very comprehensive port scanner as well, it's called ShieldsUP!
 
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Old 06-02-2013, 12:51 PM   #5
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Thanks for the replies, I've tried the sites to scan my ip. I'll continue to edit that file to close the port.
 
  


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