|Summary:||xfs does not listen on TCP 7100 as documented|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||martin|
|Component:||XFree86||Assignee:||David Lawrence <dkl>|
|Status:||CLOSED DUPLICATE||QA Contact:|
|Version:||6.0||CC:||hargrove, paolo.saggese, turchi|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||1999-06-03 14:47:38 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description martin 1999-05-31 09:04:28 UTC
RH 5.2 xfs listens on UNIX port 7100 AND tcp port 7100 by default. It also accepts the -port argument to change this. RH 6 doc says the xfs in RH 6 will listen on tcp 7100 by default. It does not. It ONLY listens on UNIX port -1 !!!! (information confirmed by netstat -at and netstat -ax, the former revealing nothing relating to xfs even when xfs is plainly running, the latter revealing a UNIX protocol port at: /tmp/.font-unix/fs-1) Neither does it accept the -port argument (well, it accepts it, but it ignores it) Instructions on page 4 Installation guide suggest putting "Fontpath "tcp/localhost:7100" in XF86Config. This does not work (for the above reasons). Only "Fontpath "unix/:-1" works.
Comment 1 David Lawrence 1999-06-01 22:26:59 UTC
*** Bug 2514 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. *** In section 18.104.22.168 (Enhanced font support) of the installation guide (I am looking at the electronic version from the rhl-install-guide-en-6.0-2 rpm) you give instructions for using the new font server instead of a conventional fontpath. Those direction say to use "tcp/localhost:7100" in the fontpath. However, the version of xfs in XFree86-xfs-22.214.171.124-49 has intentionally had TCP functionality removed (XFree86-126.96.36.199-xfsredhat.patch modification of file XFree86-188.8.131.52/xc/programs/xfs/os/connection.c). The correct instruction would be to use "unix/:-1" in the fontpath.