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[ale] More on Mozilla/Java

On Mon, Mar 25, 2002 at 10:56:23PM -0500, Kevin Krumwiede wrote:
> iptables -A INPUT -i lo -j ACCEPT
> iptables -A OUTPUT -o lo -j ACCEPT
> Can anyone explain why the plugin is talking to itself on the loopback
> interface? :-)

Perhaps that's how it comminucates with the threads that post events to
the X server.  Who knows.  

> Should I bother trying to work out a smaller "hole" in the firewall for
> my lo interface?  It can't really hurt to open it up like this, can it?

Java isn't the only thing that talks over the loopback interface.  It's
used for all sorts of things; and is ocmpletely private to the machine.

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