mcserv - Midnight Commander file server.
mcserv [-diqvf] [-p portnum]
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
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.
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.
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 ALSOmc(1), portmap(8)
The Midnight Commander page on the World Wide Web:
Miguel de Icaza (email@example.com).
16 May 1995 mcserv(8)