Re: new portmap packages, testers wanted
On 19-Jan-04, 11:42 (CST), Josselin Mouette <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> FAM is a RPC service from the beginning. It won't work without the
> portmapper. If you want it to work without, you'll have to rewrite it
> from scratch.
Then the description is fairly misleading:
This package provides a server that can monitor a given list of files
and notify applications through a socket. If the kernel supports dnotify
(kernels >= 2.4.x) FAM is notified directly by the kernel. Otherwise it has
to poll the files' status. FAM can also provide a RPC service for monitoring
remote files (such as on a mounted NFS filesystem).
That sure sounds like the RPC part is optional (conceptually, anyway).
The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
world. -- seen on the net