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#1 2004-06-12 15:46:52

Registered: 2004-03-06
Posts: 31

what port to open in firewall just to use portmap and fam ?

I heard that fam and portmap can speed up kde applications, so I made them auto load in rc.conf.
Meanwhile I installed a arno's firewall and I am wondering whether I should open some ports in the firewall to make portmap work properly?

I got this message in the error log:

Jun 12 20:49:15 myhost kernel: sda: assuming drive cache: write through
Jun 12 20:49:24 myhost pppd[1167]: Cannot determine ethernet address for proxy ARP
Jun 12 20:49:26 myhost kdm: :0[862]: PAM unable to dlopen(/lib/security/
Jun 12 20:49:26 myhost kdm: :0[862]: PAM [dlerror: /lib/security/ cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory]
rrors" 117L, 8921C

Are you guys' error very clean? I think it should be blank as a proof of a sound system.

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#2 2004-06-12 16:23:19

From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2004-03-25
Posts: 438

Re: what port to open in firewall just to use portmap and fam ?

Make sure you start the services with portmap before fam.  Set up your local computer so it is rather than 192.168.x.x (/etc/hosts)and then just allow everything for the loopback device...

        /usr/sbin/iptables -A INPUT -i lo -j ACCEPT
        /usr/sbin/iptables -A OUTPUT -o lo -j ACCEPT

Edit: on second thought, you should not need to change the host, fam should use the loopback anyway.  And note that your log message was for pam (pluggable authentication modules)  and not fam (file alteration monitor).


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