import(1m)import(1m)NAMEimport - Imports binding information and an object UUID from a server
rpccp import starting-entry-name -i if-id [-v versions] [-e] [-n [
integer]] [-o object-uuid] [-s syntax] [-u]
Defines an interface identifier to be imported (required). You can
import only one interface at a time.
The value has the following form: interface-uuid,major-version.minor-
version The UUID is a hexadecimal string and the version numbers are
decimal strings, for example: -i
ec1eeb60-5943-11c9-a309-08002b102989,1.1 Leading zeros in version num‐
bers are ignored. Indicates how a specified interface version is used
(optional). If it is used without the -i option, the -v option is
ignored. The possible combinations of versions for the -v option and
their actions are as follows:
│Versions │ Action │
│all │ The interface version is ignored. │
│exact │ Both the major and minor versions │
│ │ must match the specified versions. │
│compatible │ The major version must match the │
│ │ specified version, and the minor │
│ │ version must be greater than or │
│ │ equal to the specified version. │
│major_only │ The major version must match the │
│ │ specified version; the minor ver‐ │
│ │ sion is ignored. │
│upto │ The major version must be less than │
│ │ or equal to that specified. If the │
│ │ major versions are equal, the minor │
│ │ version must be less than or equal │
│ │ to that specified. │
If the -v option is absent, the command shows compatible version num‐
bers. Shows the name of the entry where the binding is found
(optional). Declares that the import operation is to continue until no
more potential bindings are found (optional). Providing a numeric
value to this option restricts the number of imported bindings. If you
omit the number, only one binding is imported. If repeated, this oper‐
ation may return the same binding.
For example, -n imports all available bindings, and -n 5 imports up to
five bindings. Note that the imported bindings are displayed as string
bindings. Declares the UUID of an object to be imported (optional).
Only one UUID can occur in a single operation.
If an object is specified, the import operation limits its search to
server entries that contain both the specified interface identifier and
object UUID when searching for a potential binding. Without the -o
option, the import operation ignores object UUIDs.
The UUID is a hexadecimal string, for example: -o
Indicates the name syntax of the entry name (optional). The only value
for this option is the dce name syntax, which is the default name syn‐
tax. Until an alternative name syntax becomes available, specifying the
-s option is unnecessary. Updates the local CDS cache copy of name
service data (optional).
Name service data is cached locally on each machine in a cell. If an
rpccp inquiry can be satisfied by data in the local CDS cache, this
cached data is returned. Locally cached copies of name service data
might not include a recent CDS update, however. If the required data
is not available in the local CDS cache, rpccp goes to a CDS server(s)
to retrieve the required data. rpccp then updates the local CDS cache.
Using the -u option bypasses the local cache, allowing rpccp to go
directly to a CDS server for the inquiry. rpccp then updates the local
Indicates the name of the server entry where the import operation
starts. For an entry in the local cell, you can omit the cell name and
specify only the cell-relative name.
The import command imports binding information and an RPC object UUID
for a specific RPC interface from a server entry. The name of the entry
and the interface identifier are required. The entry name can refer to
a server entry, a group, or a profile.
You need read permission to the specified CDS object entry (the start‐
ing name service entry) and to any CDS object entry in the resulting
This command is replaced at Revision 1.1 by the dcecp command and may
not be provided in future releases of DCE.
The following commands run RPCCP and import an interface and object: $
rpccp rpccp> import-i ec1eeb60-5943-11c9-a309-08002b102989,1.1\ > -o
30dbeea0-fb6c-11c9-8eea-08002b0f4528 \ > /.:/LandS/anthro/Cal_host_3
Commands: export(1m), show server(1m), unexport(1m)import(1m)