Bret McDanel wrote this...
> > Hi,
> > Does this thing work on Solaris or not? I'm running Solaris 2.4 with
> > NIS+ and I get the following message when i try to do a normal probe:
> > rpcinfo: can't contact portmapper: RPC: Rpcbind failure - RPC: Failed
> > (unspecified error)
> > I get a lot of timeout errors. So far, it seems pretty useless to me.
> > Anyone have an idea why it's not working?
> > I also get a
> > showmount: RPC: Procedure unavailable
> As I understand NIS+, it uses secure RPC calls, as well as some encryption..
> If SATAN isnt trying to do the same, it wont be able to interface
> with the portmapper and get a valid result..
> Of course I am new to NIS+ (only went over it 1 day in a Slowaris SA class,
> and havent used it since), so I could be mistaken..
access to rpcbind is never encrypted... all that NIS+ ever uses
rpcbind for is a) finding what port rpc.nisd is on. b) to synchronise
the clocks between the two machines for short lived credentials. apart
from those two things NIS+ rarely uses rpcbind at all (rpc.nisd
handles all the nisdb calls into the database).
Matthew Keenan Systems Programmer Information Technology Division
University of Technology Sydney Australia
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