Subject: Re: portmap=no, nfs_{client,server}=yes
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 11/19/1999 16:03:58
	I would agree with you if the default was portmap=YES, but in
	-current the default is portmap=NO.

	The argument now is that if I set 'nfs_client=YES' it should
	start everything needed to work as an nfs client.

	I still support having an extra 'WARNING:' in this case, but
	I would expect it to start portmap.


On Fri, 19 Nov 1999, der Mouse wrote:

> I'd like to see some kind of notification when portmap is started
> despite portmap=NO; indeed, I'd much rather see a warning but see
> portmap *not* started.  (If I tell it portmap=NO I damn well expect
> that portmap will not be started!  It's offensive (and usually wrong)
> for software to think it knows better than I do what I want running on
> my machines.)