Summary: how to configure rpc.ttdbserverd to use a specific port

From: Karl Amrhein <ksa_at_SLAC.Stanford.EDU>
Date: Mon Sep 23 2002 - 18:38:47 EDT
No answers from the list, but more research gave me the
information I needed.

1. I misinterpreted the advisory -- it sounded like there was a way to
   pick the port or range of ports on which rpc.ttdbserverd would listen
   (possibily with a command line option, or config file). At least with
   Solaris this does not seem possible.

2. Further investigations indicated that when rpc.ttdbserverd is started
   as a daemon from a shell, as opposed to starting from inetd, it
   listens on a privileged ephemeral port < 1024. In contrast, when
   started from inetd, it grabs a port in the usual Solaris ephemeral
   range above 32767.

Learning number 2 above solved my issue. I would have rather learned
this directly from Sun rather than by trial and error.

On Wed, Aug 14, 2002 at 12:11:41PM -0700, Karl Amrhein wrote:
> The recent CERT Advisory for rpc.ttdbserverd
> ( says:
>    The ToolTalk RPC database server may be configured to use port 692/
>    tcp or another port as indicated in output from the rpcinfo(1M)
>    command. 
> Does anyone actually know how to do this (change the port number used by
> rpc.ttdbserverd)?

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