I need rpcbind service to be active after boot, so I installed it with yum, then started it by:

systemctl start rpcbind

it works. However after reboot it did not start. So I checked it with:

systemctl is-enabled rpcbind

and it showed: static which mean that some other service need it to boot, the service is rpcbind.socket, so I checked it and the rpcbind.socked showed that it is enabled (systemctl is-enabled rpcbind.socket returned enabled) but it does not work how it should

after boot when i execute:

systemctl status rpcbind

it show: failed (dead)

I have been searching for a while now this but without any luck, if anybody know a solution to this or faced this problem in the past then please help.

I'm using centos 7.1

if you need more information i can get it when i get to work tomorow

  • What version of rpcbind are you using?
    – nKn
    Sep 23, 2015 at 21:50
  • Does disabling selinux temporality do anything different? Sep 24, 2015 at 0:40
  • You can garner some info on why it is failing by running journalctl -xn. If that is not enlightening (in my experience, hardly ever) you may: 1. search for error messages in /var/log: grep -nrI rpcbind. This will produce much output, you will have to wade thru it. 2. Start rcpbind by hand, rpcbind -dw, and study its output. Sep 24, 2015 at 5:49
  • Although I had a same problem but got an another error message, I solved here; unix.stackexchange.com/a/256232/152138 Hope this helps you.
    – kujiy
    Jan 19, 2016 at 4:57

2 Answers 2


I've got the same problem on Debian 8 aka Jessie and, although systems are different, this solution could help, if you don't mind to alter configuration files.

Create file /etc/tmpfiles.d/rpcbind.conf:

#Type Path        Mode UID  GID  Age Argument
d     /run/rpcbind 0755 root root - -
f     /run/rpcbind/rpcbind.xdr 0600 root root - -
f     /run/rpcbind/portmap.xdr 0600 root root - -

Create /etc/systemd/system/rpcbind.service:

Description=RPC bind portmap service

ExecStart=/sbin/rpcbind -f -w


and enabled above unit:

# systemctl enable rpcbind.service

Create /etc/systemd/system/nfs-common.service:

Description=NFS Common daemons

ExecStart=/etc/init.d/nfs-common start
ExecStop=/etc/init.d/nfs-common stop


Enable it with:

# systemctl enable nfs-common

Presumably, that should do the trick for CentOS as well.

It also looks like there is a newer version of rpcbind-0.2.3, which has native systemd support, but haven't try it...


On centos 7.4, simple fix:

Create file: /etc/systemd/system/nfs-client.target.d/10-rpcbind.conf with the following contents:


disable and reenable rpcbind

sudo systemctl disable rpcbind
sudo systemctl enable rpcbind


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