Section: Maintenance Commands (8)
Updated: 31 May 1999
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rpc.nfsd - NFS server process
/usr/sbin/rpc.nfsd [options] nproc
program implements the user level part of the NFS service. The
main functionality is handled by the
kernel module; the user space program merely starts the specified
number of kernel threads.
server provides an ancillary service needed to satisfy mount requests
by NFS clients.
- -H or --host hostname
specify a particular hostname (or address) that NFS requests will
be accepted on. By default,
will accept NFS requests on all known network addresses.
(which performs file locking services for NFS) may still accept
request on all known network addresses. This may change in future
releases of the Linux Kernel.
- -p or --port port
specify a diferent port to listen on for NFS requests. By default,
will listen on port 2049.
- -N or --no-nfs-version vers
This option can be used to request that
does not offer certain versions of NFS. The current version of
can support both NFS version 2,3 and the newer version 4.
- -T or --no-tcp
from accepting TCP connections from clients.
- -U or --no-udp
from accepting UDP connections from clients.
specify the number of NFS server threads. By default, just one
thread is started. However, for optimum performance several threads
should be used. The actual figure depends on the number of and the work
load created by the NFS clients, but a useful starting point is
8 threads. Effects of modifying that number can be checked using
Olaf Kirch, Bill Hawes, H. J. Lu, G. Allan Morris III,
and a host of others.
- SEE ALSO
linux.jgfs.net manual pages