HOSTRFS(8) System Manager's Manual HOSTRFS(8)
hostrfs - convert IP addresses to RFS format
hostrfs hostname [ portnum ]
This program is available with the RFS software installation option.
Refer to for information on how to install optional software.
hostrfs converts IP addresses to a format suitable for use by Remote
File Sharing (RFS). It takes a hostname and an optional portnumber and
produces an address in the following format:
Each field given above is a hex ASCII representation. The AF_INET
field is the address family which always has the value 0002. portnum
is the two-byte TCP port number; if not specified on the command line
it defaults to 1450. IP-address is the IP address of the hostname
given on the command line followed by 16 trailing zeroes.
The output of this command may be directly used as the network address
field for the address of an RFS name server in the rfmaster(5) file.
It may also be used as input to the nlsadmin (8) command to initialize
the addresses on which the listener program listens for service
The output of
example% hostrfs wopr
The output of the command can be used to initialize the network address
on which the RFS listener program listens for remote service requests,
example# nlsadmin -l `hostrfs wopr` tcp
19 September 1988 HOSTRFS(8)