[ILUG] NFS Mandrake 7.2
chris.higgins at horizon.ie
Sun Sep 30 00:42:57 IST 2001
> Well, actually, nfsd does always run on port 2049 -- through NFSv3. If
> it doesn't, then it violates RFC1813, section 2.3. And the NFSv4
> implementation for Linux is still in pre-alpha at U. of Michigan.
NFS: Network File System Protocol Specification
The NFS protocol currently uses the UDP port number 2049. This is
not an officially assigned port, so later versions of the protocol
use the "Portmapping" facility of RPC.
BUT - It turns out that they didn't do this, and like most other old fogies
on the net, I don't get the time to read the newer RFCs... so you are dead
right.. Now it seems that NFS is stuck to 2049 and the other services
(mountd/lockd/quotad etc) float around...
Which to my mind is stupid - 2049 isn't a reserved port, in the sense that I
could write an application which binds to 2049 before NFS starts, and
I've taken NFS down... Tsk tsk... not sticking to their own RFCs :)
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