[Adduser-devel] Bug#381923: rpcinfo: can't contact portpammer: RPC: Remote system error - Connection refused

Marc Haber mh+debian-packages at zugschlus.de
Tue Aug 8 09:12:12 UTC 2006

tags #381923 confirmed pending

On Mon, Aug 07, 2006 at 09:59:41PM +0200, Michael Prokop wrote:
> Would be nice to improve handling of nis "error messages" as people
> seem to interpret the message as a bug.

I have committed the attached fix. Please comment.

I think that it is ok to ignore rpcinfo -p error messages entirely,
since if portmapper is nonfunctional, nobody can connect to ypserv
anyway. The only case where this assumption does not hold is (1)
portmap and ypserv start (2) nscd starts, talks to portmap, connects
to ypserv (3) portmap dies (4) ypserv and nscd keep running. I
consider this case a local failure.

Thanks to Peter Samuelson for his opinion and help in addressing this


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