[TAG] (forw) Re: (forw) Re: lpr works for user not root in Basiclinux 2.1
rick at linuxmafia.com
Sun Jan 28 12:09:30 MSK 2007
Quoting Sindi Keesan (keesan at grex.cyberspace.org):
> The author of our distribution said to try this while running X (which is
> a server) and port 6000 was then open.
Please see my separate reply to Neil. Starting up the X11 server makes
port 6000 and adjoining ports be reachable from localhost.
> I don't normally run X while I am online.
That's really rather pointless as a security measure, except in the
sesne of minimising the amount of code you're running with root
authority -- but you'd be smarter just not to run X11 as root at all.
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