Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 215485
rpc.statd doesn't seem to have tcp_wrapper support as detailed in man page
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:10 EST
Description of problem:
rpc.statd and tcp_wrappers support. The man page says that rpc.statd is
compiled with tcp_wrapper support but looking at the source rpm it doesn't look
like it is - there's a change log dated 2000 saying tcp_wrapper support was
strings -f `which rpc.statd` | grep "wrap"
strings -f `which rpc.statd` | grep "host"
doesn't show any sign that tcp_wrappers support is compiled in.
My questions is; is it supported? Is this deliberate and what was the reason if so?
RHE3, Fedora Core 6
TCP Wrapper support compiled in.
I have further tested this between systems: rpc.statd does not use tcp_wrappers
as described in the man page. Further, portmap does not respect the
tcp_wrappers configuration file fully - even when configured not to allow local
connections to the portmapper it still does.
portmap should obey tcp_wrapper deny all directive.
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