Re: Disabling rpcbind/portmapper

From: Gregory Hicks (
Date: 11/05/03

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    Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2003 10:28:42 -0800 (PST)

    > Date: Wed, 05 Nov 2003 13:14:27 +0000
    > From: António Vasconcelos <>
    > Casper Dik wrote:
    > > The risk of rpcbind is fairly minimal; though I supposed we should
    > >
    > >put in some work to make it e.g., "localhost only".
    > >
    > I didn't know that such thing could be done, at least in Sol 8 or 9.
    > Is there any way to restrict any server only to one interface ? Maybe
    > with some kind of iptables or such ????

    The only way *I've* seen this done is with a firewall blocking all
    machines except the one you WANT the traffic to go to...

    Gregory Hicks


    "The trouble with doing anything right the first time is that nobody
    appreciates how difficult it was."

    When a team of dedicated individuals makes a commitment to act as
    one... the sky's the limit.

    Just because "We've always done it that way" is not necessarily a good
    reason to continue to do so... Grace Hopper, Rear Admiral, United
    States Navy

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