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 16:24:07
On Fri, 19 Nov 1999, der Mouse wrote:

> Hm.  I see what you mean; the problem is that there's no way to tell
> the difference between "I the admin say don't start portmap" and "I
> haven't touched anything about portmap".
> Perhaps we need not only YES and NO but DEFAULT?  (Which for portmap
> would be NO, but would be automatically mutated to YES if NFS, YP, etc
> are turned on.)  Or maybe call it AUTO instead....

	That starts to get complicated. Maybe we could get away with an
	extra comment next to the portmap= entry, plus the syslogged
	WARNING on boot if one of the other flags enables portmap?