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greggory 06-01-2013 11:44 AM

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?


Nikosis 06-01-2013 12:51 PM

Welcome to LQ

It's always best to close unused ports. Every open port is security issue

wildwizard 06-01-2013 03:48 PM

Running nmap on localhost is a waste of time.

Try an external site like this :-

Diantre 06-01-2013 07:40 PM has a very comprehensive port scanner as well, it's called ShieldsUP!

greggory 06-02-2013 12:51 PM

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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