Originally Posted by mesiol
did you have checked the man page for both processes? This will explain in detail what you are asking for.
Thanks, but I have no idea what this means:
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.
And rpc.statd seems like it is just for NFS, is that correct?