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RE: Xterm issues

From: Reidy, Ron <>
Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2006 15:23:08 -0600
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Issue 'xhost +' before you ssh to your Sun server.  


Ron Reidy

Lead DBA

Array BioPharma, Inc.



[] On Behalf Of Mike Schmitt
Sent: Thursday, September 07, 2006 3:05 PM
Subject: Xterm issues



Hi all,


I am having some problems getting the installer to startup on a new
laptop and was hoping I could get some help from the list.


I have installed cygwin with the X11 option. If I start cygwin and type
startx I get an X window to open up without any errors.  If I do a
netstat -a at this point I see something listening at port 6000 which is
what I believe I should expect.  


TCP    mycomp:6000       mylaptop:0  LISTENING 


I login into our Sun box and export DISPLAY=<my laptops IP>:0.0.  I then
kick off xclock for a test.  After executing xclock, the process will
hang for a bit before returning the error message 


Error: Can't open display: <my laptops IP>:0.0


While the xclock command is hanging, I perform a netstat -a on the sun
box and see the following:


<sun server>.54453 <my PC>.6000 0 0 24820 0
SYN_SENT The sun server is resolving my laptop name incorrectly, but since I am setting my display to the IP address I am not sure how much that matters. On the sun server if I try to telnet to port 6000 I get the same SYN_SENT message from netstat
<sun server>.54864 <my PC>.6000 0 0 24820 0
SYN_SENT Is it possible that I am running into a windows firewall issue on my laptop? I don't have permissions to turn off the windows firewall, but was told by desktop support that he opened port 6000. I am not sure if his change worked though Any help would be appreciated Thanks This electronic message transmission is a PRIVATE communication which contains information which may be confidential or privileged. The information is intended to be for the use of the individual or entity named above. If you are not the intended recipient, please be aware that any disclosure, copying, distribution or use of the contents of this information is prohibited. Please notify the sender of the delivery error by replying to this message, or notify us by telephone (877-633-2436, ext. 0), and then delete it from your system. --
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