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Re: should inetd require rpcbind?

    Date:        Thu, 13 Sep 2012 13:31:01 -0400
    From:        Michael Richardson <>
    Message-ID:  <>

  | but, if I want to run inetd without RPC entries, I'd rather that rpcbind
  | didn't start, and that it wasn't required to be installed.

Not relevant to what he suggested.

  |     ef> So, should inetd directly REQUIRE rpcbind?
  | If rpcbind isn't installed, or isn't started, will this cause it to fail?

No.  The REQUIRE lines (etc) just order the rc.d scripts, they have
no impact on what is started, one way or the other, just when you have
stuff enabled, the order in which they're started.

As I understand it the suggestion was just to make explicit what
happens anyway, which should do no harm, and might just avoid
later problems if someone updates things and the current ordering


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