KPackage cannot connect to localhost port 22

Christian Mueller cmueller at
Thu May 18 07:05:31 BST 2006

Am Donnerstag, 18. Mai 2006 01:27 schrieb Jes Hall:
> On Wednesday 17 May 2006 13:35, Never you mind wrote:
> | > Never do that, especially not when you're on a network.  It's not
> | > secure.
> | > Use "xhost +localhost" instead if you must.  That at least restricts
> | > access to your local machine.
> | > It's still not a good idea if other people can log into your box
> | > but at least it doesn't open it for the whole world.
> Most distributions disable TCP connections to X11. xhost + is not going to let 
> people arbitrarily connect to his X server unless he is running something 
> like Slackware or LFS.

You have a point there.  OTOH xhost + doesn't have any advantages over 
xhost +localhost if all you want to do is solve a local problem.  
So better to be safe than sorry.  But typing commands you don't quite 
understand because someone one the internet said so is potentially 
dangerous anyway ... 


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