Re: [Nautilus-list] Fam, telnet, nautilus - the mysterious connection

On 4 Apr 2002, David Moles wrote:

> On a side note, is it necessary for fam to be rpc-based, or is
> that just because that's how SGI did it and we happen to have
> the code? I'm really not very happy with opening unnecessary
> TCP/IP ports, and RPC makes me particularly nervous. (And yes, 
> I know I could configure my firewall to block port 111. But I
> don't think I should have to. It's rather annoying that to 
> install Nautilus I have to install portmap.)

It's the way SGI did fam. It could certainly have been done differently. 
In the fam we ship in Red Hat i bind fam to only, so it's not a 
security issue (except portmap).

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