Or, to be slightly more secure: xhost +hostname_or_ip_of_sun_server And if you issue 'xhost', you'll see the list of hosts authorized to connect to your X server. If you do xhost +, it disables host-based security, any host can connect. If you do xhost -, it turns on host-based security, only authorized hosts can connect. 'xhost +hostname' authorizes a host 'xhost -hostname' de-authorizes a host. (But I don't think it will kill existing connections.) Hope that helps, -Mark -- Mark J. Bobak Senior Oracle Architect ProQuest Information & Learning "A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects." --Robert A. Heinlein ________________________________ From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Reidy, Ron Sent: Thursday, September 07, 2006 5:23 PM To: mschmitt@xxxxxxxxxxxx; oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: RE: Xterm issues Issue 'xhost +' before you ssh to your Sun server. -- Ron Reidy Lead DBA Array BioPharma, Inc. ________________________________ From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mike Schmitt Sent: Thursday, September 07, 2006 3:05 PM To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 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.