ONC+ Developer's Guide

Important Files

Relative to its current directory, the key files listed in the following table exist for a port monitor.

Table F–3 Key Port Monitor Files




The port monitor's configuration script. The port monitor configuration script is run by the SAC. The SAC is started by init() as a result of an entry in /etc/inittab that calls the SAC.


The file into which the port monitor writes its process ID.


The port monitor's administrative file. This file contains information about the ports and services for which the port monitor is responsible.  


The FIFO through which the port monitor receives messages from the SAC. 


The per-service configuration script for the service with the tag svctag.


The FIFO through which the port monitor sends messages to the SAC.