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Old 12-08-2008, 05:23 AM   #1
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RPC: failed to contact portmap (errno -5).

I am not running nfs on my box which is debian. Hence I'm not running portmapper. However, when I boot, I see this in the dmesg:

RPC: failed to contact portmap (errno -5).
portmap: server localhost not responding, timed out
RPC: failed to contact portmap (errno -5).
lockd_up: makesock failed, error=-5
portmap: server localhost not responding, timed out
RPC: failed to contact portmap (errno -5).

How can I figure out what's trying to use portmap and failing during boot and stop it?

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Old 12-10-2008, 06:40 AM   #2
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Install portmap and run:
rpcinfo -p
It will list the programs that used portmap.


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