[slime-devel] loopback interface

Robert Brown robert.brown at gmail.com
Mon Oct 3 16:34:19 UTC 2005

Thanks very much to all who answered my questions. The ssh tunnelling does
work. Earlier, it was failing for me, but the cause must have been something

I think everyone misinterpreted my second question, however. The server that
swank does not have any files on it. I suppose I could use tramp to write a
file to
the server host, and then load it with a separate Lisp command. I was
thinking there
might be a Slime command that takes a local file, ships it over to the swank
and then makes the Lisp there compile or load it.

Thanks again.


On 10/3/05, Ignas Mikalajunas <ignas.mikalajunas at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 1. The code in swank.lisp listens on port <>,
> which means I cannot
> > connect to my Lisp server from a remote machine. I must log in to the
> host
> > it's running on and then specify "localhost" when I execute
> slime-connect
> > in
> > Emacs. If swank is running on host "foo", why doesn't it bind its
> > listening
> > socket with foo's address?
> Well that wold be a huge security hole, you would be running a lisp
> process anyone can connect to. You should use SSH forwarding if you
> want to connect to a remote swank.
> Like:
> ssh -L 4005:localhost:4005 my-webserver.com <http://my-webserver.com>
> > 2. I modified swank.lisp so the server code binds its listening
> connection
> > socket with foo's address. Now I can connect from a remote machine. Is
> > there
> Well - now you have a huge security hole on that server ...
> > any convenient way to send whole files across the Slime connection? The
> > Lisp running the swank server has no NFS access to the machine I'm
> running
> > Emacs on. I'd like to be able to edit files on the Emacs side and send
> > then
> > whole to the Lisp running swank.
> Well without an NFS mount you can do it by using tramp for GNU Emacs
> or XEmacs, it should allow you editing files on a remote machine that
> you have ssh access to.
> You should set proper:
> slime-translate-from-lisp-filename-function
> slime-translate-to-lisp-filename-function
> So they would convert from tramp filename to the slime relative
> filename and back.
> Ignas
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