rpcbind - universal addresses to RPC program number mapper


     rpcbind [-d] [-w]


     rpcbind 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  rpcbind  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 con-
     tacts rpcbind on the server machine to determine the address
     where  RPC requests should be sent.

     rpcbind should be started before  any  other   RPC  service.
     Normally,  standard   RPC  servers are started by port moni-
     tors, so rpcbind must be started before  port  monitors  are

     When rpcbind 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,
     rpcbind reports the condition and terminates.

     rpcbind can only be started by the super-user.


     The following options are supported:

     -d    Run in debug mode. In this mode, rpcbind will not fork
           when it starts, will print additional information dur-
           ing operation, and will abort on certain errors.  With
           this  option,  the  name-to-address  translation  con-
           sistency checks are shown in detail.

     -w    Do a warm start. If rpcbind aborts  or  terminates  on
           SIGINT  or  SIGTERM, it will write the current list of
           registered   services   to    /tmp/portmap.file    and
           /tmp/rpcbind.file. Starting rpcbind with the -w option
           instructs it to look for these files and start  opera-
           tion with the registrations found in them. This allows
           rpcbind to resume operation without requiring all  RPC
           services to be restarted.





     See attributes(5) for descriptions of the  following  attri-

    |       ATTRIBUTE TYPE        |       ATTRIBUTE VALUE       |
    | Availability                | SUNWcsu                     |


     rpcinfo(1M), rpcbind(3NSL), attributes(5)


     Terminating rpcbind with  SIGKILL  will  prevent  the  warm-
     start files from being written.

     All  RPC servers must be restarted if the following  occurs:
     rpcbind  crashes  (or is killed with  SIGKILL) and is unable
     to to write the warm-start files; rpcbind is started without
     the  -w  option  after a graceful termination; or, the warm-
     start files are not found by rpcbind.

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