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Old 11-08-2008, 02:03 PM   #1
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Do i need rpcbind/portmapper?


When i run nmap to check the open ports on my system i see that rpcbind is running. Ive searched some one google and on this forum and i see that for example NFS needs rpcbind tp function properly. I have also noticed the /etc/rpc file.

Does the /etc/rpc file contain all the network services that need rpcbind ?
Does someone know how i can find out if i need rpcbind/portmap (ive read what it is, but dont really know if i need it or not) ?

Im just running an ssh and smtp server on my box.
Old 11-09-2008, 12:09 AM   #2
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For just ssh and smtp, you don't need portmapper or rpcbind


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