rpc.nfsd(8) System Manager's Manual rpc.nfsd(8)
rpc.nfsd - NFS server process
/usr/sbin/rpc.nfsd [-p port] nproc
The rpc.nfsd program implements the user level part of the NFS service.
The main functionality is handled by the nfsd.o kernel module; the user
space program merely starts the specified number of kernel threads.
The rpc.mountd server provides an ancillary service needed to satisfy
mount requests by NFS clients.
specify a diferent port to listen on for NFS requests. By
default, rpc.nfsd will listen on port 2049.
nproc specify the number of NFS server threads. By default, just one
thread is started. However, for optimum performance several
threads should be used. The actual figure depends on the number
of and the work load created by the NFS clients, but a useful
starting point is 8 threads. Effects of modifying that number
can be checked using the nfsstat(8) program.
rpc.mountd(8), exportfs(8), rpc.rquotad(8), nfsstat(8).
Olaf Kirch, Bill Hawes, H. J. Lu, G. Allan Morris III, and a host of
31 May 1999 rpc.nfsd(8)