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Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

rpc(5)

Name

rpc - rpc program number data base

Synopsis

/etc/rpc

Description

The rpc file is a local source containing user readable names that can be used in place of RPC program numbers. The rpc file can be used in conjunction with or instead of other rpc sources, including the NIS maps ``rpc.byname'' and ``rpc.bynumber''.

The rpc file has one line for each RPC program name. The line has the following format:

name-of-the-RPC-program RPC-program-number aliases

Items are separated by any number of blanks and/or tab characters. A ``#'' indicates the beginning of a comment; characters up to the end of the line are not interpreted by routines which search the file.

Examples

Example 1 RPC Database

Below is an example of an RPC database:


#
#	rpc
#
rpcbind	100000	portmap	sunrpc	portmapper
rusersd	100002	rusers
nfs	100003	nfsprog
mountd	100005	mount	showmount
walld	100008	rwall	shutdown
sprayd	100012	spray
llockmgr	100020
nlockmgr	100021
status	100024
bootparam	100026
keyserv	100029	keyserver

Files

/etc/nsswitch.conf

See Also

nsswitch.conf(5)