Subject: statd/lockd (was Re: Playing Audio CDs under NetBSD/sparc!)
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Keith Moore <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/01/1995 13:56:54
> >      I've been whining for well over a year on this point and noone thinks
> >      it important enough to work on in ANY of the free OS's... B^(.
>I think that many people (including myself) think it's important enough 
>to work on, however, the last time I checked, the protocol used was not 
>well documented, and reverse-engineering takes time...

Not only that, but statd and lockd have been responsible for a number
of very crippling bugs in each of several vendor-supported operating
systems (disasters regarding statd and lockd with IBM, DEC, Sun, and 
HP systems all come to mind).  They are the biggest Achilles heel of

Which is not to say that they shouldn't be implemented, just that you
have to be really careful how you do it.