Re: CDE Without ToolTalk?

From: Jason Heiss (jheiss@ofb.net)
Date: 09/08/02


Date: Sat, 7 Sep 2002 23:47:14 -0700
To: cjclark@alum.mit.edu
From: jheiss@ofb.net (Jason Heiss)

We run CDE on many of our machines without inetd running at all.
ToolTalk is not necessary for CDE. To quote from a recent CERT
advisory (http://www.cert.org/advisories/CA-2002-26.html):

    On a typical CDE system, it should be possible to disable
    rpc.ttdbserverd by commenting out the relevant entries in
    /etc/inetd.conf and if necessary, /etc/rpc, and then by restarting the
    inetd process.

The only thing I've noticed that doesn't work if inetd is disabled
is the perfmeter, as others have mentioned it requires rpc.rstatd.

Jason