DARPA port to RPC program number mapper
is a server that converts RPC program
numbers into DARPA protocol port numbers. It must be running in order to make
When an RPC server is started, it will tell
what port number it is listening
to, and what RPC program numbers it is prepared to serve. When a client wishes
to make an RPC call to a given program number, it will first contact
on the server machine to determine
the port number where RPC packets should be sent.
must be started before any RPC
servers are invoked.
forks and dissociates itself
from the terminal like any other daemon.
then logs errors using
The options are as follows:
- (debug) prevents
portmap from running
as a daemon, and causes errors and debugging information to be printed to
the standard error output.
command appeared in
crashes, all servers must be