rpc.statd(8) System Manager's Manual rpc.statd(8)
rpc.statd - NSM status monitor
/sbin/rpc.statd [-F] [-d] [-?] [-n name ] [-o port ] [-p port ] [-V]
The rpc.statd server implements the NSM (Network Status Monitor) RPC
protocol. This service is somewhat misnomed, since it doesn't actually
provide active monitoring as one might suspect; instead, NSM implements
a reboot notification service. It is used by the NFS file locking ser-
vice, rpc.lockd, to implement lock recovery when the NFS server machine
crashes and reboots.
For each NFS client or server machine to be monitored, rpc.statd cre-
ates a file in /var/lib/nfs/sm. When starting, it iterates through
these files and notifies the peer rpc.statd on those machines.
-F By default, rpc.statd forks and puts itself in the background
when started. The -F argument tells it to remain in the fore-
ground. This option is mainly for debugging purposes.
-d By default, rpc.statd sends logging messages via syslog(3) to
system log. The -d argument forces it to log verbose output to
stderr instead. This option is mainly for debugging purposes,
and may only be used in conjunction with the -F parameter.
-n, --name name
specify a name for rpc.statd to use as the local hostname. By
default, rpc.statd will call gethostname(2) to get the local
hostname. Specifying a local hostname may be useful for machines
with more than one interfaces.
-o, --outgoing-port port
specify a port for rpc.statd to send outgoing status requests
from. By default, rpc.statd will ask portmap(8) to assign it a
port number. As of this writing, there is not a standard port
number that portmap always or usually assigns. Specifying a
port may be useful when implementing a firewall.
-p, --port port
specify a port for rpc.statd to listen on. By default,
rpc.statd will ask portmap(8) to assign it a port number. As of
this writing, there is not a standard port number that portmap
always or usually assigns. Specifying a port may be useful when
implementing a firewall.
-P, --state-directory-path directory
specify a directory in which to place statd state information.
If this option is not specified the default of /var/lib/nfs is
-N Causes statd to run in the notify-only mode. When started in
this mode, the statd program will check its state directory,
send notifications to any monitored nodes, and exit once the
notifications have been sent. This mode is used to enable Highly
Available NFS implementations (i.e. HA-NFS).
-? Causes rpc.statd to print out command-line help and exit.
-V Causes rpc.statd to print out version information and exit.
This rpc.statd version is protected by the tcp_wrapper library. You
have to give the clients access to rpc.statd if they should be allowed
to use it. To allow connects from clients of the .bar.com domain you
could use the following line in /etc/hosts.allow:
You have to use the daemon name statd for the daemon name (even if the
binary has a different name).
For further information please have a look at the tcpd(8) and
hosts_access(5) manual pages.
Jeff Uphoff <juphoffATnrao.edu>
Olaf Kirch <okirATmonad.de>
H.J. Lu <hjlATgnu.org>
Lon Hohberger <hohbergerATmissioncriticallinux.com>
16 Sep 2002 rpc.statd(8)