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Re: Bug#638322: nfs-common: rpc.statd binds to udp port 631 preventing cups startup

On Fri, Aug 19, 2011 at 10:13:17AM +1000, Russell Coker wrote:

> Systems running SE Linux tend not to have this problem.  In most cases the 
> daemons which use RPC services are not permitted to bind to any of the ports 
> that are reserved for services and therefore such a bind attempt fails with 
> EPERM, glibc will just decrement the port number and try again when this 
> happens.
> http://etbe.coker.com.au/2007/11/06/squid-and-se-linux/
> I mentioned this in the above blog post, I think it was in about 2002 that I 
> wrote the policy to do this.

We could also patch bindresvport() to skip all ports mentioned in
/etc/services, to get similar behaviour as with SE Linux. Or patch the programs
using it to first try to bind to a static port that does not conflict with
those in /etc/services, and if that fails fall back to bindresvport().

Met vriendelijke groet / with kind regards,
      Guus Sliepen <guus@debian.org>

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