[pulseaudio-discuss] Make PulseAudio listen only on loopback ?

Michael DePaulo mikedep333 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 22 05:05:23 PDT 2014

On Tue, Jul 22, 2014 at 5:32 AM, Tanu Kaskinen
<tanu.kaskinen at linux.intel.com> wrote:
> On Sun, 2014-07-20 at 08:56 -0400, Michael DePaulo wrote:
>> Hi guys,
>> So with X2Go's 2 clients for Windows (the regular "X2Go Client", and
>> "PyHoca-GUI"), we start pulseaudio.exe with a script like this one:
>> load-module module-native-protocol-tcp port=4713 auth-cookie=\.pulse-cookie
>> load-module module-esound-protocol-tcp port=4714
>> load-module module-waveout
>> This causes pulseaudio.exe to listen on all network interfaces. It
>> also causes a Windows Firewall prompt, which is a nuisance to users.
>> However, with X2Go, there is an option to tunnel all the sound traffic
>> over SSH. So when this option is set, we only need to pusleaudio.exe
>> to listen on loopback. Is there a way to do this?
> Yes there is: the "listen" module argument. It's documented at [1],
> although using some indirection: the section on
> module-native-protocol-tcp refers to module-cli-protocol-tcp for some of
> the arguments, and "listen" is one of those not explicitly mentioned in
> the section on module-native-protocol-tcp.
> [1] http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/PulseAudio/Documentation/User/Modules/
> --
> Tanu

Thank you, and I apologize. I skimmed over the sections on
module-native-protocol-{unix,tcp} & module-esound-protocol-{unix,tcp},
so I did not notice the references to module-cli-protocol-{unix,tcp}.


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