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mcserv(8)							     mcserv(8)

NAME
       mcserv - Midnight Commander file server.

USAGE
       mcserv [-diqvf] [-p portnum]

DESCRIPTION
       mcserv is the server program for the Midnight Commander networking file
       system.	It provides access to the host file system to clients  running
       the  Midnight  file system (currently, only the Midnight Commander file
       manager).

       When invoked, the server will try to register itself with the  portmap‐
       per, to get a free system reserved port number.

OPTIONS
       -d     Become  a daemon, you should use this flag if you start the pro‐
	      gram from one of the system startup files.  This flag will  make
	      the  program handle any number of incoming requests by forking a
	      new copy of itself for each client.

       -q     Quiet mode.

       -p     To make the server listen on the specified portnum port.

       -f     Force ftp authorization if classic fails. This is only useful on
	      systems  whose password checking method is not supported by this
	      version of mcserv.  Authorization is then done by trying to con‐
	      nect  to	the local ftp server and supplying user name and pass‐
	      word. Ftp server then says whether are you successfuly logged in
	      or  whether  you	typed a wrong password. Use this with care and
	      only when necessary.

       -v     Toggle on the verbose mode.

LICENSE
       This program is distributed under the terms of the GNU  General	Public
       License	as published by the Free Software Foundation. See the built-in
       help for details on the License and the lack of warranty.

BUGS
       This program currently uses port 9876, and not a	 system	 secure	 port.
       This  is a potential security problem since it could be run by any user
       on the system if the system daemon is not running.

SEE ALSO
       mc(1), portmap(8)

       The Midnight Commander page on the  World Wide Web:
	    http://stekt.oulu.fi/~jtklehto/mc/

AUTHORS
       Miguel de Icaza (miguel@roxanne.nuclecu.unam.mx).

				  16 May 1995			     mcserv(8)
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