A client process data structure that represents the binding of the client to a particular server's RPC program.
Characteristic of the model of interconnection in which communication takes place without first establishing a connection. See datagram transport.
Characteristic of the model of interconnection in which communication proceeds through three well-defined phases: connection establishment, data transfer, and connection release. See stream transport.
A message and the Internet source and destination addresses that are associated with it. Datagram transports have less overhead than connection-oriented transports but are considered less reliable. Data transmissions are limited by buffer size.
An abstraction used by the service libraries to refer to a file or a file-like object such as a socket.
A computer system that is accessed by computers and/or workstations at remote locations. Usually the host contains the data, but in networks, the remote locations can be the host and provide information to the network.
Characteristic of an interface that can be called in a threaded environment. An MT-safe interface can be invoked concurrently for multiple threads.
A service that verifies activity on a remote system. A computer sends a small program to a host and notes time on its return path.
A C-like programming language translated by the rpcgen compiler. RPCL is a superset of XDR Language.
The network services library, libnsl, specified to the link editor at compile time. Also known as the RPC package.
An abstraction used by the RPC libraries to refer to the transport's data structures.
Transport-specific RPC. This is an older version. It is still supported, but TI-RPC is preferred.
A hexadecimal address of a type of network, such as TCP/IP, that configures the port monitor to check for print requests from print clients on a network.
An apparent connection between processes that is facilitated by transmission control protocol (TCP). A virtual circuit enables applications to "talk" to each other as if they had a physical circuit.