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By default, the X server listens on port 6000 for incoming connections. If you are directly connected to the internet, or don't trust others connected to your LAN, this could be a potential security risk. 

Disabling this can accomplished one of two ways. The first possible way is to run startx with the -nolisten tcp flag, i.e. 
    
    startx -- -nolisten tcp
    

The more permanent way to do it (globally) is to edit the startx script. It will be located at /usr/X11R6/bin/startx if you installed the base X11, or /usr/pkg/xorg/bin/startx if you installed X.org from pkgsrc. 

Change the serverargs line to look like this: 
    
    serverargs="-nolisten tcp"
    

If you are not the administrator of the system or you like to let free the users to choose their configuration, edit (or create) the ~/.xserverrc file and put this line to it: 
    
    exec X -nolisten tcp
    

  
Restart X, and you're all set! 



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