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rpc File for NFS


Contains the database for Remote Procedure Calls (RPC) program numbers using NFS.


The /etc/rpc file contains names that are used in place of RPC program numbers. These names can be read by users. Each line of the file contains the following entries:

Name of Server for the RPC Program Specifies the name of the server daemon that provides the RPC program.
RPC Program Number Specifies the number assigned to the program by the RPC protocol.
Aliases Specifies alternate names by which the service can be requested.

The three entries for each line are entered in the order listed here. Entries can be separated by any number of blanks or tab characters, provided the line does not wrap. Commented lines in the file must begin with a # (pound sign). Characters in a commented line are not interpreted by routines that search the file.


A sample /etc/rpc file follows:

portmapper    100000     portmap sunrpc
rstatd        100001     rstat rup perfmeter
rusersd       100002     rusers
nfs           100003     nfsprog
ypserv        100004     ypprog
mountd        100005     mount showmount

Implementation Specifics

This file is part of NFS in Network Support Facilities in Base Operating System (BOS) Runtime.

Related Information

File Systems Overview in AIX 5L Version 5.1 System Management Concepts: Operating System and Devices.

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