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    Installing NIS, no /etc/default/portmap file to edit

    I am presently working on installing an NIS server for a small computer lab with ~6 users. I am working off of the Ubuntu instructions on setting up NIS here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SettingUpNISHowTo

    Step 4 instructs me to edit a line found in /etc/default/portmap which is non existant on my system. I'm not sure if it is related, but this is my second time through the installation after a clean reinstall. If I were to ignore this stem and continue, I would get stuck at

    step 9:
    sudo /etc/init.d/portmap restart

    I have successfully installed portmap nis, though I am given the message "Note, selecting 'rpcbind' instead of 'portmap'

    if I try to do a dpkg-reconfigure portmap, I am told Package 'portmap' is not installed and no info is available.

    I'm not really sure how to progress on this project. I understand that rpcbind is installed in place of portmap, but the NIS setup says that the portmap alias is still there and should work. Any help in understanding this would be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: Installing NIS, no /etc/default/portmap file to edit

    I am still looking for a solution to this problem. Any insights would be helpful.

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    Re: Installing NIS, no /etc/default/portmap file to edit

    rpcbind replaces portmap

    cmd: nano /etc/default/rpcbind

    do your edits and save this file, then cmd: service rpcbind restart

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