Subject: Re: portmapper
To: Brian Leonard <>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/02/1994 03:26:55
> 	Unless I'm mistaken, the portmapper is required for nfs.  Why,
> then, is portmap in /usr/sbin, and not /sbin?  I'm mounting /usr from
> another machine, and the default rc starts portmap before nfs.  I put
> the portmap section after the nfs part, and portmap bitched at me.

w.r.t. NFS, portmap is only necessary for _server_ functionality.
you can e.g. mount /usr before starting portmap.

(it's also necessary for things like inetd to work, but you should
need neither inetd, nor nfs server functionality, nor portmap, to
mount /usr.)