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    Default Does rpcbind need to be running

    And running on 192.169.x.x instead of loopback? It popped up in an nmap scan and it seems like a large security risk.

    I don't use anything that needs RPC calls, is there anything in a default install that needs it? I want to be sure it is safe to disable in the services manager.

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    Default Re: Does rpcbind need to be running

    Quote Originally Posted by vilanye View Post
    And running on 192.169.x.x instead of loopback? It popped up in an nmap scan and it seems like a large security risk.

    I don't use anything that needs RPC calls, is there anything in a default install that needs it? I want to be sure it is safe to disable in the services manager.
    For reference I don't require it and it is disabled
    Code:
    # systemctl status rpcbind.service
    rpcbind.service - RPC Bind
       Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/rpcbind.service; disabled)
       Active: inactive (dead)
         Docs: man:rpcbind(8)
    Also, I note that is required by ypbind
    Code:
    # systemctl show rpcbind.service |grep Required
    RequiredBy=ypbind.service
    So, check that it is not enabled fro some reason.

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    Default Re: Does rpcbind need to be running

    I am running 13.1, but I think in this case that it is germane to the topic:

    Standard install, and rpcbind is also reported as disabled on my system, so I can confirm it is not necessarily running on a normal install.
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    Default Re: Does rpcbind need to be running

    Quote Originally Posted by vilanye View Post
    I don't use anything that needs RPC calls, is there anything in a default install that needs it? I want to be sure it is safe to disable in the services manager.
    When I setup "autofs", it (rpcbind) was not running so I had to enable it. So I'm pretty sure that simple use as a desktop does not need "rpcbind" unless you use something like NIS or NFS or "autofs".

    I'm pretty sure that "systemd" is smart enough to start "rpcbind" if another service requires it, even if you have it configured as disabled.
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