Subject: Re: portmap=no, nfs_{client,server}=yes
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 11/19/1999 15:10:00
>I am leery of anything that automatically enables or disables anything
>based on anything else.  I don't see why we should make it impossible
>to run (say) the NFS server without portmap if that's what the admin
>has configured.  (A warning I have no problem with, though a nice frill
>might be a way to tell it "yes, I know I configured it that way and
>that's how I want it, shut up".)

"rm -f /usr/sbin/portmap" will stop it from ever starting again.  :)

>"UNIX doesn't stop you from doing stupid things because that would also
>stop you from doing clever things."  I don't know what those clever
>things might be in this case, but I'm sure they're lurking somewhere,
>waiting for someone to discover them.

perhaps running those services from inetd?  or another (third party?)

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