rpc.smserverd is a server that handles requests from client applications, such as volume management software, for access to removable media devices. In addition to volume management software, rmformat(1) and the CDE Filemanager (when performing removable media operations) are rpc.smserverd clients. The rpc.smserverd daemon is started by inetd(1M) when a client makes a call to a Solaris-internal library to access a SCSI, IDE, or USB device. The daemon is not started if a client attempts to access a PCMCIA device. Once started, the daemon remains active until such time as it is idle for three minutes or more.
The rpc.smserverd daemon is provided for the exclusive use of the client applications mentioned above. It has no external, customer-accessible interfaces, including no configuration file.
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:
The rpc.smserverd service is managed by the service management facility, smf(5), under the service identifier:
Administrative actions on this service, such as enabling, disabling, or requesting restart, can be performed using svcadm(1M). Responsibility for initiating and restarting this service is delegated to inetd(1M). Use inetadm(1M) to make configuration changes and to view configuration information for this service. The service's status can be queried using the svcs(1) command.