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19.3 Services

19.3.3 Remote Procedure Calls

The NFS and NIS protocols, among others, use Remote Procedure Calls (RPC) to request and respond to queries for information over the network. The services and the RPC program number they use are listed in the /etc/rpc database, in the form:

# rpc-program-server rpc-program-number aliases

portmapper 100000 portmap sunrpc <--- SunOS 4.1.X

rpcbind 100000 portmap sunrpc rpcbind <--- SunOS 5.X

nfs 100003 nfsprog

Unix System Administration - 8 AUG 1996
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