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Re: RPC2_init failed on cygwin

From: Fasihullah Askiri <>
Date: Tue, 18 May 2004 02:03:26 -0500 (GMT)
But i checked... There is nothing bound to the port....
Can you please elaborate on the difference in the creation of socket for
the portmapper and the auth2.... if one initialises why not other..
Also... there was this strange problem
initially portmapper was also not initialising...
there are two entries in /etc/services for portmapper
and two for auth2...
I commented out one of the entries from /etc/services...
it started working... and then uncommented it... but portmapper starts
properly... this sounds very strange.... but i tried this for auth2... it
does not work out....

Fasihullah Askiri

B. Tech Electrical
Indian Institute of Technology

On Mon, 17 May 2004, Jan Harkes wrote:

> On Tue, May 18, 2004 at 01:17:44AM -0500, Fasihullah Askiri wrote:
> > Thanx for the reply... 
> > I dont think that cygwin puts the root restriction...
> > More for the reason that portmap listens perfectly fine on 369/udp
> That's what I thought.
> > RPC is not installed... The error was from 
> > "/coda/project/releases/sources/coda-5.2.4/coda-src/rpc2/rpc2b.c"
> > which i think is supposed to create the sockets for the rpc translation by
> > the portmapper... 
> The old cygwin binary you are trying to run has a statically linked rpc2
> library, otherwise you wouldn't even see the name of the rpc2 source
> file where the error is originating.
> That part of the code also has nothing to do with portmapper. The only 2
> applications that use rpc2portmap are updateclnt and updatesrv.
> The update server binds to a random port instead of a specific one and
> the client process uses the portmapper to discover which port the server
> was bound to.
> You are correct that that part of the code is responsible for creating
> the UDP listen socket, but auth2 should simply be passing INADDR_ANY as
> the listen address and port 370/udp as the port. There is no reason for
> that to fail as long as if there isn't something already bound to that
> port.
> Jan

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