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RFSTART(8)                  System Manager's Manual                 RFSTART(8)



NAME
       rfstart - start RFS

SYNOPSIS
       rfstart [ -v ] [ -p primary_addr ]

AVAILABILITY
       This  program  is  available with the RFS software installation option.
       Refer to for information on how to install optional software.

DESCRIPTION
       rfstart starts Remote File Sharing (RFS) and defines an  authentication
       level  for  incoming requests.  This command can be used only after the
       domain name server is set up and your computer's domain name  and  net-
       work specification has been defined using dname(8).

       If  the host password has not been set, rfstart will prompt for a pass-
       word; the password prompting process must match  the  password  entered
       for  your  machine  at the primary domain name server (see rfadmin(8)).
       If you remove the loc.passwd file or change domains, you will also have
       to reenter the password.

       Also,  when  rfstart  is  run  on  a domain name server, entries in the
       rfmaster(5) file are syntactically validated.

       This command is restricted to the super-user.

       If syntax errors are found in validating the rfmaster(5) file, a  warn-
       ing describing each error will be sent to the standard error.

       An  error message will be sent to the standard error if any of the fol-
       lowing is true:

              o  The shared resource environment is already running.

              o  There is no communications network.

              o  The domain name server cannot be found.

              o  The domain name server does not recognize the machine.

              o  The command is run without super-user privileges.

       Remote  file  sharing  will  not  start  if  the   host   password   in
       /usr/nserve/loc.passwd is corrupted.  If you suspect this has happened,
       remove the file and run rfstart again to reenter your password.

       Note: rfstart will not fail if your host password does  not  match  the
       password  on the domain name server.  You will simply receive a warning
       message.  However, if you try to mount a resource from the  primary  or
       any  other  host  that  validates your password, the mount will fail if
       your password does not match the one that  host  has  listed  for  your
       machine.

OPTIONS
       -v     Specify that verification of all clients is required in response
              to initial incoming mount requests; any host  not  in  the  file
              /usr/nserve/auth.info/domain/passwd  for  the domain they belong
              to, will not be allowed to mount resources from your  host.   If
              the  -v  option  is  not specified, hosts named in domain/passwd
              will be verified, other hosts will be allowed to connect without
              verification.

       -p primary_addr
              Indicate  the  primary domain name server for your domain.  pri-
              mary_addr must be the network address of the primary name server
              for your domain.  If the -p option is not specified, the address
              of the domain name server is taken from the rfmaster file.   See
              rfmaster(5) for a description of the valid address syntax.

FILES
       /usr/nserve/rfmaster
       /usr/nserve/loc.passwd

SEE ALSO
       rfmaster(5),   adv(8),   dname(8),   mount(8),  rfadmin(8),  rfstop(8),
       unadv(8)



                                 30 June 1988                       RFSTART(8)