On Mon, 25 Aug 2003, Steve Dickson wrote:
Portmapper has been around quite a long time making it pretty bullet
proof... So I see no reason what so ever to turn off portmapper.
General paranoia sounds like a legitimate enough reason
Lets not make a system more difficult to deal with for simply no
Meaning we should start the portmapper as soon as we start
some service that needs it and not start the portmapper if
it's not needed.
If we can determine and configure this automagically, I
don't see how we'd be making life harder for anyone.
"Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place.
Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are,
by definition, not smart enough to debug it." - Brian W. Kernighan