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Re: new portmap packages, testers wanted

On 19-Jan-04, 11:42 (CST), Josselin Mouette <josselin.mouette@ens-lyon.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).


Steve Greenland
    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

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