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Re: Why is portmap installed by default?

Mike Hommey <mh@glandium.org> writes:
> kevin bailey <kbailey@freewayprojects.com> wrote:

>> Why is portmap installed by default on a vanilla basic Debian Sarge install?
>> As far as I can see this is mainly used by by NFS and NIS - so if we're not
>> using either of these then why should it be installed.

> Probably because of fam, which uses it.

One of the many, many reasons to install gamin instead.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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