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rpc.nfsd(8)                 System Manager's Manual                rpc.nfsd(8)



NAME
       rpc.nfsd - NFS server process

SYNOPSIS
       /usr/sbin/rpc.nfsd [-p port] nproc

DESCRIPTION
       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.

OPTIONS
       -p port
              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.

SEE ALSO
       rpc.mountd(8), exportfs(8), rpc.rquotad(8), nfsstat(8).

AUTHOR
       Olaf Kirch, Bill Hawes, H. J. Lu, G. Allan Morris III, and  a  host  of
       others.



                                  31 May 1999                      rpc.nfsd(8)