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I notice the message:

Firewall[313] portmap is listening from 0.0.0.0:111 proto=6

repeated on my logs ever 30 seconds. How can I disable portmap (not using NFS or anything like that so I assume I have no need for it).

I already tried Lingon.app and disabled com.apple.portmap from there, but that didn't help at all as portmap is still running after i rebooted.

What would be the proper way to disable portmap and stop the service without having to reboot on Mac OS X 10.6.

peto

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oops, wrong port 11->111 –  Peto Feb 13 '10 at 10:18
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Do you have any StartupItems in :

  • /Library/StartupItems
  • ~/Library/StartupItems

Port 11 is for Active Users, do you have any software monitoring users activities ?

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up vote 0 down vote accepted

Answering for my self:

$ sudo launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.portmap.plist

seems to do the trick.

$ sudo launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.portmap.plist

to get it back if it really is needed, which i doubt.

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