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    X Font Service Port 7100

    I ran a port scan on my network's primary server and saw that port 7100 (X Font Service) was open. I am not familiar with "X windows" and am wondering if there exist a possible security threat. The scan was run on the inside of NAT and I am not sure yet if the port is visible from the outside. Could XFS be related to the web server admin tool? Any help/info would be greatly appreciated.

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    More info

    not sure of all the details but a search on google resulted in this
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    XFS is required to run XWindows, but it shouldn't be open to external interfaces. What kind of protscan did you do in order to determine the port was open?

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    There is nothing unusual that you found this port open. X opens ports for both its XFS (7100-7101) and for its X11 server(6000 -6009). The security risk is low but it still exists so you should configure a firewall on your box or don't run X of course
    Any way - take a look at the following links : They provide some good info on that topic:
    1. http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Security-Q.../appendix.html
    2.http://yolinux.com/TUTORIALS/LinuxTu...tSecurity.html
    And you can find many many more on the NET.

    P.S.It will be better for you if you post *nix related topics in the *nix forum

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    str34m3r: I'm using superscan. I don't have XWindows running anywhere on the network. Is there anything else that uses XFS?

    Thanks for the links seeker_319, sw2v.

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