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Re: Fam mustn't depend on portmap (was Re: new portmap packages, testers wanted)



Nathanael Nerode said on Tue, Jan 20, 2004 at 12:12:31PM -0500:
> Steve Greenland wrote:
> >Why is fam using portmap? Ah, I see, so that it can monitor remote files
> >and directories. Therefore, it only needs portmap if NFS is configured,
> >and therefore portmap will already be running/configured.
> >
> >Thus, instead of fscking around with portmap, fix fam so that it only
> >uses portmap if it's available.
> 
> Quite right; that's obviously the correct fix.
> 
> Seems to me this is an important bug in fam, and I hope fam will be 
> fixed quickly.

From looking at the libfam source, programs that need to talk to fam use RPC on
localhost; ie, it requires portmap no matter what.

M

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