[Grml] Re: Re: adduser and RPC Connection

s. keeling keeling at spots.ab.ca
Tue Jul 18 04:50:33 CEST 2006

Incoming from T:
> - is it ok to remove the Portmap from my system?

If you don't need it, certainly.  Disable it, then verify nothing's
broken.  Since grml doesn't enable it by default, it's likely
unnecessary until you enable stuff that needs it (NFS/NIS/yp...).
portmap is considered a security risk.  Too chatty/informative.

> - is there any way to disable Debian's useradd from using NIS and making
> rpc calls/connections?

Scrounge around in /etc/init.d for stuff that does that.  Turn it

> /etc/default/portmap

# By default listen on all interfaces

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