Introduction to rpcbind

The rpcbind program is a replacement for portmap. It is required for import or export of Network File System (NFS) shared directories.



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rpcbind Dependencies



User Notes: https://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/rpcbind

Installation of rpcbind

In order to get rpcbind to work properly, first fix the package to use correct service name:

sed -i "/servname/s:rpcbind:sunrpc:" src/rpcbind.c

Install rpcbind by running the following commands:

patch -Np1 -i ../rpcbind-1.2.6-vulnerability_fixes-1.patch &&

./configure --prefix=/usr                                  \
            --bindir=/usr/sbin                             \
            --with-rpcuser=root                            \
            --enable-warmstarts                            \
            --without-systemdsystemunitdir                 &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--with-rpcuser=root: This works around an error in the configure script.

--without-systemdsystemunitdir: This version of BLFS does not support systemd.

Configuring rpcbind

Boot Script

Install the /etc/rc.d/init.d/rpcbind init script included in the blfs-bootscripts-20230101 package.

make install-rpcbind


Installed Program: rpcbind and rpcinfo
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: None

Short Descriptions


is a server that converts RPC program numbers into universal addresses. It must be running on the host to be able to make RPC calls on a server on that machine


makes an RPC call to an RPC server and reports data according to the requested options