Mag Gam on 7 Jul 2007 14:02:31 -0000

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[PLUG] portmapper and NFS.

  • From: "Mag Gam" <>
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  • Subject: [PLUG] portmapper and NFS.
  • Date: Sat, 7 Jul 2007 10:02:28 -0400
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I am trying to understand the technical details why we need portmapper(RPC) for NFS.
I have been reading,  ""

Does anyone know exactly what this service does, and the importance of it for NFS? I know NFSV4 does not need Portmapper, so why does NFS Version 3 and 2 need it?

Thanks in Advance!

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