How to get tcp listen port

Thiago Macieira thiago at
Mon Feb 25 23:40:09 PST 2008

Joshua Swink wrote:
>I misspoke, of course. I meant to say "how do the session dbus-daemon
>instances locate the system dbus-daemon instance?"

They don't. The session bus does not connect to the system bus.

The D-Bus client applications that try to connect to the system bus first 
try to see if $DBUS_SYSTEM_BUS_ADDRESS is set. If it's not, they use the 
hardcoded default.

>>  Why do you need the system bus to be on a TCP port anyways?
>I am trying to run Gnome on a headless server and view it from a
>terminal. VNC takes care of the keyboard, monitor, and mouse. I'm
>hoping dbus can connect even more of the client hardware to the

That sounds wrong. You need to identify which services from the system bus 
have to be forwarded. Then you need to forward them individually using a 
special program on the client machine to the server, directly to whatever 
in GNOME handles those events. You must not replace the system bus on the 
server either, but you may have to invent a "hybrid system" bus.

This, in fact, sounds more like a job for HAL than for D-Bus.

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