XWin listens on too many TCP ports and killing existing connections.

Alexander Gottwald alexander.gottwald@s1999.tu-chemnitz.de
Fri May 7 10:14:00 GMT 2004

On Thu, 6 May 2004, Caphe Noir wrote:

> I've been having problems with my current listening
> TCP connections in port range 3000-5000 (not exact)
> seems are getting disconnected because XWin spawns a
> new listening connection every second in this port
> range.  
> The listening ports by XWin seems to increment by 4
> every time, cycles up to 5000 then wrap back to 3000. 
> If the listening port by XWin happens to be a port
> that already have a listening server, then that
> listening server is removed.
> For example, if I currently have an SSH connection
> that listens on port 3008.  Then XWin starts a listen
> on port 3000; at the next second, it listen on 3004;
> and at the next second, it listens on port 3008,
> causing a conflict and my SSH connection disappear.
> Any body have any idea how to fix this?

Please send the /tmp/XWin.log logfile.

Do you have any kind of firewall or vpn software installed
on your computer?

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