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Date:      Sat, 24 Jun 2000 16:36:33 +0100
From:      Jason Williams <jason@compsoc.man.ac.uk>
To:        Eric Walters <ewalters@nms2001.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: SUNRPC on port 111
Message-ID:  <20000624163633.G2766@mrbusy.compsoc.man.ac.uk>
In-Reply-To: <000001bfdde4$490a5880$453288cf@ewalters>; from ewalters@nms2001.com on Sat, Jun 24, 2000 at 08:58:32AM -0500
References:  <000001bfdde4$490a5880$453288cf@ewalters>

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On Sat, Jun 24, 2000 at 08:58:32AM -0500, Eric Walters wrote:
> I ran a port scan on my newly configured freebsd system and I have a port
> 111 (SUNRPC) listed.  Can anyone tell me what this is and if I can shut it
> off.  I am trying to make this system as secure as possible.
That's the RPC portmapper... it gets used, for example, for NIS and NFS,
among other things.

Use "rpcinfo -p" to see what (if any) rpc services are currently being
used.

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