kmidi state of the onion

Russell Miller rmiller at
Sat Aug 16 21:49:42 BST 2003

On Sat, Aug 16, 2003 at 01:41:04PM -0700, Neil Stevens wrote:
> I don't see an -iA here.  Timidity 2.11.3, FreeBSD 4.8.
> Available interfaces (-i option):
>   -in     ncurses interface
>   -iT     vt100 interface
>   -id     dumb interface
>   -ir     remote interface
> Supported dynamic load interfaces (/usr/local/lib/timidity):
>   -ia     /usr/local/lib/timidity/
> Surely you don't mean the -ia Xaw interface? :-)  If you mean -ir, doesnt' 
> that expose a port to the whole world?
-iA is the alsa sequencer client.  You must be using an old version of
timidity.  That said, yes, I do mean ir, and the "opening a port" argument
is a red herring.  That's what firewalls are for, and most distributions
(of any OS) worth their salt have a built in firewall.


> - -- 
> Neil Stevens - neil at
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