On Mon, 25 Aug 2003, Paul Jakma wrote:
On Mon, 25 Aug 2003, Felipe Alfaro Solana wrote:
> rpc.statd and portmap aren't the exclusive domain of NIS. Both are
> enabled by default and used by NFS as client or server. I think they
> could be disabled by default instead of being enabled by default.
sgi_fam is an RPC service and needs portmap and is used, i think, by
some of the GUI stuff (eg nautilus). portmap needs to be locally
i do think portmap and rpc.statd should be firewalled off by default
though. redhat-config-nfs or similar could enable portmap access if
nfs mounts are configured.
.. and maybe even a default /etc/hosts.allow deny for portmap etc. to be
double sure and protect against people turning off the firewall. :-)
Could create a lot of confusion and support reqs though.
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