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Re: problem getting RPC to work...

George Bingham wrote:
> Erik,
>      I got it to load portmap, but only with a kludge, I'm sure there is a
> better way to do it,
> but in /etc/rcS.d directory, there is a file called S45mountnfs.sh, (it may
> not be S45 on your system) and in that file is where it will mount remote
> file systems if there are any in /etc/fstab.
>      If there are remote file systems in /etc/fstab, then it'll start
> 'portmap' first, and then mount them. If there are not nfs entries in the
> /etc/fstab, then it doesn't do anything, and portmap never gets started. (At
> least, I couldn't find anything else that'd start portmap during the boot
> process).
>      So, I just doctored that file so that 'PORTMAP=yes' is set near the
> beginning, instead of 'PORTMAP=no' and then even though it doesn't find any
> remote file systems to mount, it'll start portmap anyway.
>      Of course, if you want to just mount some remote directory, set that up
> in your /etc/fstab and at your next reboot it'll be launching portmap for
> you anyway.
>     Others on this list, please let me know if I'm seriously mucking
> anything up, it's just that portmap seems to be needed by nfsd, but wasn't
> being loaded anywhere but in the above file.
> HTH,
> George

Hi George,

This probably works OK, but I would just make S40portmap a link to
/etc/init.d/portmap to start te portmapper.

BTW, no need to reboor, just type /etc/init.d/portmap start to start it.

HTH, Erik (another)
Erik C.J. Laan				elaan at dds.nl
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