[Bug 218216] New: spamd frequently can't bind to port 783

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           Summary: spamd frequently can't bind to port 783
           Product: Fedora Core
           Version: fc6
          Platform: i386
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: normal
         Component: spamassassin
        AssignedTo: wtogami at redhat.com
        ReportedBy: chris at chris-keane.co.uk
                CC: fedora-perl-devel-
                    list at redhat.com,felicity at kluge.net,jm at jmason.org,parkerm
                    @pobox.com,reg+redhat at sidney.com,wtogami at redhat.com

The default startup priority for nfslock is 14, and for spamassassin is 78. 
This means that rpc.statd is started up before spamd.

I'm regularly finding that rpc.statd decides to bind to port 783, which then
means spamd is unable to bind to that port and exits with "spamd: could not
create INET socket on Address already in use".  This in turn
means I get swamped with spam!

I'm not sure whether this is primarily an issue with rpc.statd or with
spamassassin, but it'd be good to be able to persuade rpc.statd not to steal
that port before spamd gets a chance to bind to it.

Is this occurring because spamd doesn't have an entry in /etc/services, or would
that make no difference?

Changing the startup priorities so that spamd starts up before rpc.statd would
be a workaround, but it's a hack.  There must be a better solution.

Using spamassassin-3.1.7-1.fc6 and nfs-utils-1.0.10-4.fc6.


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