Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 509919
/etc/hosts.deny file contains spurious comment about portmap
Last modified: 2012-02-21 00:38:56 EST
Description of problem:
In /etc/hosts.deny is the paragraph:
# The portmap line is redundant, but it is left to remind you that
# the new secure portmap uses hosts.deny and hosts.allow. In particular
# you should know that NFS uses portmap!
However, the file is provided blank - there is no 'portmap line'.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Paragraph should be removed.
This is a followup to the (now closed) bug #157053 comment #2. Although the hosts.deny and hosts.allow files were corrected, the paragraph (as mentioned in comment 2 of #157053) was never removed.
As there is no portmap in Fedora rawhide, I removed that spurious comment from Fedora rawhide - built as setup-2.8.7-1.fc12. I'm not sure how the comment started it's existence, I tried to google it - but with no success... this comment is present in more relevant distros, was present even in the RHL 7.0 in 2000, so I guess it's quite old and obsolete thing. But mostly harmless ;) ...
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.
For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.
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