How complex would be to recode Xorg so it allow Me to use Unix sockets instead of TCP/IP sockets

Alan Coopersmith alan.coopersmith at
Wed Apr 29 18:33:35 UTC 2020

On 4/29/20 10:42 AM, Mgr. Janusz Chmiel wrote:
> Thanks to X11 dummi video driver and thanks to special X11-VNC app, I can
> use many X11 based apps but I do not like that TCP/IP sockets are being
> used. Since on Android device, when I get out of active WIFI site, and when
> I will reach The signal again, I will always lost The TCP/IP connection
> between X11-VNC and Android VNC client.
> Is it technically possible to use Unix sockets instead of TCP/IP sockets for
> communication between Xorg and X11-vnc? If yes, which developer would be
> able to do this magic? And how much hours it could take to some of
> experienced C programmers?

On Unix/Linux hosts, the X server has allowed & defaulted to Unix domain sockets
for over three decades, and TCP sockets have been disabled by default since
Xorg 1.17 (which shipped in 2015).

Thus this seems like an issue with the Android port, if it's not doing the same.

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