rpcbind — universal addresses to RPC program number mapper
is a server that converts RPC program numbers into
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,
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 contacts
on the server machine to determine
the address where RPC requests should be sent.
should be started before any other RPC service.
Normally, standard RPC servers are started by port monitors, so
must be started before port monitors are invoked.
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,
reports the condition and terminates.
can only be started by the super-user.
recognizes the following options:
Run in debug mode.
In this mode,
will not fork when it starts, will print additional information
during operation, and will abort on certain errors.
With this option, the name-to-address translation consistency
checks are shown in detail.
Do a warm start.
aborts or terminates on
it will write the current
list of registered services to
option instructs it to look for these files and start operation
with the registrations found in them.
to resume operation without requiring all RPC services to be
will prevent the warm-start files from being written.
All RPC servers must be restarted if the following occurs:
crashes (or is killed with
and is unable to to write the
is started without the
option after a graceful termination; or,
the warm-start files are not found by
was developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc.