[dbus]How to verify the capability of dbus IPC between machines

yinxb yinxiaobiao at gmail.com
Mon Nov 28 20:58:22 PST 2011

In addition,dbus-monitor in the remote PC cannot find any info related
the dbus-send.

在 2011年11月29日 上午10:38,yinxb <yinxiaobiao at gmail.com> 写道:
> Hi  Thiago Macieira and Pavel
>     Thanks for your reply.
>     As metioned in your mail,I did the following steps:
> 1.Romote PC:
>   Config /etc/dbus-1/system.conf.
>   Add listen tcp:host=,port=12434
> 2.Local PC:
>   dbus-send --address=tcp:host=xx.xxx.xx.116,port=12434 --print-reply
>  --dest=org.gnome.PowerManager
> /org/ayatana/NotificationItem/gnome_power_manager/Menu
> org.freedesktop.Dbus.Introspectable.Introspect
> after that,I got the following message:
> Error org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NoReply: Did not receive a reply.
> Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply,
> the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout
> expired, or the network connection was broken.
> Can you figure out what is missing or wrong with my steps?
> ps:
> telnet can connect the remote PC (xx.xxx.xx.116).
> 2011/11/29 Thiago Macieira <thiago at kde.org>:
>> On Monday, 28 de November de 2011 15.59.42, 尹YinXiaobiao wrote:
>>> Hi all
>>>      I am a newbie at Dbus and this is my first mail in this maillist.
>>>     By some investigate and look at the source code,I know that dbus
>>> is using socket(tcp & unix domain socket) to transfer data.
>>>     So it is possible for communication between two machines(or VM).
>> Right, it's possible.
>>>     Now my question is how to vevify this capability by dbus-send command.
>>>     Can anyone give me  a hint?
>> Just send the message you want to send. You know the address of the bus server
>> to connect to, so pass it in the --address= option. You know that address
>> because you configured the other machine with it.
>>> Someone tell me that dbus do not listen on TCP by default,how to
>>> enable TCP listen?
>> Create your own config file and change the <listen> directive to be on TCP.
>> Remember: D-Bus TCP is unauthenticated an unencrypted. It accepts connections
>> from anywhere and trusts it blindly.
>> --
>> Thiago Macieira - thiago (AT) macieira.info - thiago (AT) kde.org
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