Solaris 8, RPC, and CDE need some help.

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Old 07-31-2001
Question Solaris 8, RPC, and CDE need some help.

I just installed Solaris 8 on an Intel based PC and am in the process of securing it. When I disable RPC my CDE desktop does not show up. I get my mouse cursor and a black screen. Also, anyone know how to disable SMC on Solaris 8.

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Old 08-01-2001
Obviously, you need RPC services for your CDE environment. You might consider enableing these services and using a firewall filter rule to keep authorized users from your RPC services.

Perhaps you can install a package on your Sun box that will do the trick?
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Old 08-01-2001
Not to sound stupid, but why? What does RPC have to do with a desktop enviroment. I am new to this and want to understand how the two intertwine.
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Old 08-01-2001
Lots of software use sockets, RPCs, etc for interprocess communications. I am not expert in Sun's CDE and can't answer your question but this link might help:

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