Possible to bind KDE applications to a certain IP address?

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at gmx.at
Mon May 28 17:23:07 BST 2007

On Monday 28 May 2007, Peter Pfannenschmid wrote:

> The KDE applications seem to choose the IP address where they bind to
> independently of the kdm setting.
> For example: The IP addresses of the debian machine are and
>, kdm is listening on But any application
> which is then opened by a windows user (for example kate) is listening
> on
> Is there any general way to bind the kde applications (like kate,
> konsole etc.) to a certain IP address (the one kdm listens on would be
> perfect) if multiple IP addresses are availible?

What do this applications bind ports for? Kate usually doesn't listen on any 

Can you post a netstat output showing this weird behaviour?


Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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