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Section: Maintenance Commands (8)
Updated: 31 May 1999
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NAMErpc.nfsd - NFS server process
SYNOPSIS/usr/sbin/rpc.nfsd [-p port] nproc
DESCRIPTIONThe rpc.nfsd program implements the user level part of the NFS service. The main functionality is handled by the nfsd.o kernel module; the user space program merely starts the specified number of kernel threads. The rpc.mountd server provides an ancially service needed to satisfy mount requests by NFS clients.
- -p port
- specify a diferent port to listen on for NFS requests. By default, rpc.nfsd will listen on port 2049.
- 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 the nfsstat(8) program.
SEE ALSOrpc.mountd(8), exportfs(8), rpc.rquotad(8), nfsstat(8).
AUTHOROlaf Kirch, Bill Hawes, H. J. Lu, G. Allan Morris III, and a host of others.
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