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Date:      Fri, 21 Jul 2000 19:52:53 +1000
From:      Nick Slager <>
To:        Massimo De Giorgi <>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: sunrpc service on port 111
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <000301bff2f8$6498a600$4ab82397@oemcomputer>; from on Fri, Jul 21, 2000 at 11:43:41AM +0200
References:  <000301bff2f8$6498a600$4ab82397@oemcomputer>

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Thus spake Massimo De Giorgi (

> What is that sunrpc service on port 111 for ?
> How  can I enable/disable it ?

It's portmap, and is required if you run any software that makes RPC
calls (eg NFS).

If you don't need it, you can disable it by putting


in /etc/rc.conf.


 From a Sun Microsystems bug report (#4102680):
  "Workaround: don't pound on the mouse like a wild monkey."

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