PE 2950 / RhEL4 : tcp port 686 open ?

Victor Hugo dos Santos listas.vhs at
Sat Jan 20 23:23:28 CST 2007

2007/1/12, Florent Gilain <florent.gilain at>:
> Hi all,
> Just a question concerning default ports open on DELL default RHEL4
> installation :
> What is this tcp port 686 ? What is it used for and is there a problem to
> close it ?


it's posible that RPC service is active. RPC is used for NFS and use
aleatory port number.

if you not use NFS, you can shutdown this service. for it, use
chkconfig(5) o ntsysv command.

Victor Hugo dos Santos
Linux Counter #224399

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