X ports?

Xavier Bestel xavier.bestel at free.fr
Mon Sep 28 11:53:30 PDT 2009

Le lundi 28 septembre 2009 à 12:23 -0500, Busse Rich - rbusse a écrit :
> Hi,
> Does the X protocol use specific IP ports?
> We have been running X in a trusted network situation but now also
> need to use X in a WAN / VPN situation. If there are special ports for
> X, I'll need to have the firewall guys open them.

Having X ports open to the wild exterior is not recommended. The
security isn't up to todays standards.
You'd better try ssh X proxy, with "ssh -Y".

That being said, IIRC X11 ports start at 6000 (add the display number).


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