Re: CDE Without ToolTalk?

From: Jason Heiss (
Date: 09/08/02

Date: Sat, 7 Sep 2002 23:47:14 -0700
From: (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 (

    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.