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

Mark Ferlatter wrote:
>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 
>localhost; ie, it requires portmap no matter what.
My apologies for my confusion.  I guess portmap has to be fixed to not listen 
remotely by default then.  

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