Rik van Riel wrote:
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.
Begins to suggest that program that I can't remember the name of for the
life of me. It actually in Rawhide briefly before 9 came out. It used
an XML format to define services and what they depended on. With that
app, you would add portmap as a dependency for nfs or xinetd (for
sgi_fam) or any other apps and it would ensure that portmap was started
Now I certainly realize that going towards something like that is a
massive change to the boot process and is not something that would
happen anytime soon, but it is an interesting idea.