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Old 08-08-2007, 05:26 AM   #1
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rpcinfo and portmapper

Hello, i've a problem with portmap.
I have a server and a local machine.
When i try #rpcinfo -p localhost on the server, everything is ok,
but if i try #rpcinfo -p server command on the local machine,
the system says me:
rpcinfo: can't contact portmapper: RPC: Remote system error - Connection refused.
iptables onthe server is open:
Chain INPUT (policy ACCEPT)
target prot opt source destination

Chain FORWARD (policy ACCEPT)
target prot opt source destination

Chain OUTPUT (policy ACCEPT)
target prot opt source destination

What should i do with this???
Old 08-09-2007, 04:44 AM   #2
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Seems that portmap isn't listening on the interface whose IP resolves to server. If you run a debian or something similar, you can do:
dpkg-reconfigure portmap

And you can configure it there to listen on all interfaces. Otherwise, check your distro documentation.

[EDIT]I forgot to mention, you should do this on the server.[/EDIT]

Last edited by bakfupai; 08-09-2007 at 05:26 AM.
Old 08-10-2007, 04:14 AM   #3
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Thank you, everything is ok now, because of you.


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