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From: Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <>
To: Jan Engelhardt <>
Cc: Linux Kernel Mailing List <>
Subject: Re: [discuss] portmapping sucks
Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2007 22:14:41 -0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0701250030530.32656@yvahk01.tjqt.qr>

On Thu, 25 Jan 2007, Jan Engelhardt wrote:
> As we all know, mountd and other SUNRPC (I question this invention too) 
> services are at a fixed RPC port number (/etc/rpc) which are mapped 
> to a random TCP/UDP port, and the application doing the mappings is
> portmap. This random TCP/UDP port selection is what makes it suck.

1. This is OT here.
2. See "portreserve" in Debian for a possible solution (that nobody in
Debian paid any attention to, so it never reserves anything :p).  Other
distros (RedHat/Fedora?) might have it too.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

      parent reply	other threads:[~2007-01-26  0:14 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-01-24 23:50 Jan Engelhardt
2007-01-25  0:19 ` Trent Waddington
2007-01-25  3:10 ` Trond Myklebust
2007-01-26  0:14 ` Henrique de Moraes Holschuh [this message]

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