Portmap and RPC in RHL8
Got a system running mysql, bugzilla, apache, VNC server. I noticed that netstat -autv shows sunrpc as active. Also, did a /etc/rc.d/inittab/portmap stop which proved 'portmap' was there.
Based on what this system is currently running, does it need sunrpc & can portman be stopped?
"portmap is a server that converts RPC program numbers into DARPA protocol
port numbers. It must be running in order to make RPC calls.
When an RPC server is started, it will tell portmap what port number it
is listening to, and what RPC program numbers it is prepared to serve.
When a client wishes to make an RPC call to a given program number, it
will first contact portmap on the server machine to determine the port
number where RPC packets should be sent.
portmap must be started before any RPC servers are invoked.
Normally portmap forks and dissociates itself from the terminal like any
other daemon. portmap then logs errors using syslog(3)"