rpcbind(1M)rpcbind(1M)NAMErpcbind - universal addresses to RPC program number mapper
is a server that converts RPC program numbers into universal addresses.
It must be running on the host to be able to make RPC calls on a server
on that machine.
When an RPC service is started, it tells the address at which it is
listening, and the RPC program numbers it is prepared to serve. When a
client wishes to make an RPC call to a given program number, it first
contacts on the server machine to determine the address where RPC
requests should be sent.
should be started before any other RPC service. Normally, standard RPC
servers are started by port monitors, so must be started before port
monitors are invoked.
When is started, it checks that certain name-to-address translation
calls function correctly. If they fail, the network configuration
databases may be corrupt. Since RPC services cannot function correctly
in this situation, reports the condition and terminates.
can only be started by the super-user.
recognizes the following options:
Run in debug mode.
In this mode, will not fork when it starts, will print
additional information during operation, and will
abort on certain errors. With this option, the name-
to-address translation consistency checks are shown in
Do a warm start.
If aborts or terminates on or it will write the cur‐
rent list of registered services to and Starting with
the option instructs it to look for these files and
start operation with the registrations found in them.
This allows to resume operation without requiring all
RPC services to be restarted.
Terminating with will prevent the warm-start files from being written.
All RPC servers must be restarted if the following occurs: crashes (or
is killed with and is unable to to write the warm-start files; is
started without the option after a graceful termination; or, the warm-
start files are not found by
was developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
FILESSEE ALSOrpcinfo(1M), rpcbind(3N).