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portmap(8)							   portmap(8)



NAME

  portmap - The	DARPA port to RPC program number mapper

SYNOPSIS

  portmap

DESCRIPTION

  The portmap daemon is	a server that converts Remote Procedure	Call (RPC)
  program numbers into Defense Advanced	Research Projects Agency (DARPA) pro-
  tocol	port numbers. It must be running in order to make RPC calls.

  When an RPC server is	started, it will tell portmap 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 portmap on the server	machine	to determine the port number where
  RPC packets should be	sent.

  The portmap daemon must be started before any	RPC servers, including mountd
  and nfsd, are	invoked.  Note that if portmap crashes,	all servers must be
  restarted.

FILES

  /usr/sbin/portmap
      Specifies	the command path

SEE ALSO

  Files: services(4)

  Daemons: inetd(8)