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Re: rpc.statd hacking but firewalled



On Mon, Mar 12, 2001 at 01:38:53AM -0700, Curtis Hogg wrote:
> i don't recall what port rpc.statd binds to, but what it is is a part of
> the NFS system, so disabling rpc.statd, i think, will also break NFS
> mounting on your side. you can still mount remote systems i think.

statd is bound to a random port on startup, it then registers itself
with the portmapper.  many/most rpc services behave this way, its
quite annoying since it makes firewalling them next to impossible.  

> you might want to check your /etc/services to see if it says where
> rpc.statd usually sticks itself.

statd is not in /etc/services since its an rpc service.  

-- 
Ethan Benson
http://www.alaska.net/~erbenson/

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