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PORTMAP(8C)                                                        PORTMAP(8C)



NAME
       portmap - TCP/IP port to RPC program number mapper

SYNOPSIS
       /usr/etc/portmap

DESCRIPTION
       portmap is a server that converts TCP/IP protocol port numbers into RPC
       program 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.

       Normally, standard RPC servers are started  by  inetd(8C),  so  portmap
       must be started before inetd is invoked.

SEE ALSO
       inetd.conf(5), inetd(8C), rpcinfo(8C)

BUGS
       If portmap crashes, all servers must be restarted.



                               18 December 1989                    PORTMAP(8C)