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Updated rpcbind packages that fix two bugs and add one enhancement are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The rpcbind utility maps RPC (Remote Procedure Call) services to the ports on which the services listen and allows the host to make RPC calls to the RPC server.
- Previously, the rpcbind(8) man page referred to rpcbind(3) for which no entry existed. This update adds the missing rpcbind(3) man page.
- Using Reverse Address Resolution Protocol (RARP) and the bootparams file for booting Solaris or SPARC machines did not work properly. The SPARC systems sent broadcast bootparams WHOAMI requests, but the answer was never sent back by rpcbind. This bug has been fixed and rpcbind no longer discards the bootparams WHOAMI requests in the described scenario.
- When using the rpcbind's insecure mode via the "-i" option, non-root local users are now allowed to set and unset calls from remote hosts.
All users of rpcbind are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs and add this enhancement.