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Re: Sun RPC libraries and other stories

* Simon Phipps:

> On Nov 5, 2008, at 23:23, Michael Banck wrote:
>> - portmap.c
>> /*
>> @(#)portmap.c   2.3 88/08/11 4.0 RPCSRC
>> static char sccsid[] = "@(#)portmap.c 1.32 87/08/06 Copyr 1984 Sun
>> Micro";
>> */
>> This is portmap-6.0, from http://neil.brown.name/portmap/
> Is this in any way related to any Sun code, or is the string simply
> used by the author for external reference in some way?

It seems that the code was released by the Portable NFS group at Sun
in 1987:


(portmap.c is in etc.  Ah, those were the times!)

The distribution above was apparently intended for use on 4BSD.  This
might explain why it does not match a code base derived from SunOS 5.

An announcement of the release was re-posted to Usenet in a digest
with message ID <1987.>.

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