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Sunday, April 17th 2005, 5:00pm

Kicker causing network traffic

I got the bright idea to use Cygwin to run an X server on my PC, and then throw kicker back from my RedHat system so I could run Linux apps more easily from my PC. Works fine, but every tenth of a second I get some kind of handshake:

08:28:01.552295 IP > KNIGHTLEY.1F9.6000: P 1528:1536(8) ack 6113 win 63712 <nop,nop,timestamp 21161239 590505> (DF)
08:28:01.553227 IP KNIGHTLEY.1F9.6000 > P 6113:6145(32) ack 1536 win 64823 <nop,nop,timestamp 590506 21161239> (DF)
08:28:01.553356 IP> KNIGHTLEY.1F9.6000: . ack 6145 win 63712 <nop,nop,timestamp 21161239 590506> (DF)

( is the linux system and KNIGHTLEY is the pc)

anybody know what it is doing? Any way to suspend this traffic when I'm not using it? As a workaround I only start kicker when I need it.



Sunday, April 24th 2005, 8:56pm

Looks like you have kicker running on a different machine than the X server. If so thats the cause of the network traffic (kicker and the X server are telling each other their current state, and if any updates or events happen).

btw: port 6000 is generally the default port for X servers. (6001 would be the second x server, 6002 would be the third, etc)