Problems starting SunVTS

In order to run SunVTS (Validation Test Suite), both inetd and RPC services need to be running. On a "hardened" system, neither inetd nor RPC are likely running, resulting in the following errors:

"vtsk: svc_reg: Bad file number
sunvts: Can't start vtsk properly. Stop."

The SUNWvts package adds the following /etc/inetd.conf entry:

# SunVTS Daemon
100153/1     dgram   rpc/udp wait root /opt/SUNWvts/bin/sunvts /opt/SUNWvts/bin/sunvts -g

To start SunVTS, start inetd and RPC services:

/usr/sbin/inetd -s
/etc/init.d/rpc start

After running SunVTS, make sure to kill the inetd process and stop the RPC services.

Note: a version of SunVTS (2.1.3) for Solaris 2.6 is located on the Software Supplement CD.

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Last modified: 10/03/2003