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Re: Creation of nfs-client package

> > Therefore I propose that we create 
> > a nfs-client package, consisting of the current /etc/init.d/mountnfs.sh 
> > script (modified to optionally start rpc.statd). /usr/sbin/rpc.(k)statd, 
> > showmount, and whatever else is needed to support an NFS client.
> Would this imply that extrenous processes like protmap could be removed
> from the boot sequence? I have lots of machines that don't use rpc
> services and I'd rather they never be loaded.

Assuming that you really don't use any rpc services (NFS mounts count unless 
you specify the nolock option), it should be possible - yes. Though the real 
problem here is probably inetd which can start rpc services, but I'm sure 
that something could be done about that too.


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