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NAME

       cfsd - cryptographic file system daemon

SYNOPSIS

       cfsd

DESCRIPTION

       cfsd  is the user-level daemon for the Cryptographic File System (CFS).
       It is essentially an RPC server for the NFS protocol augmented with the
       CFS_ADMIN  protocol.  It listens on the CFS port (ordinarily port 3049)
       on the localhost interface.

       The main function of cfsd is to manage the keys for currently  attached
       encrypted  directories,  presenting  them  in  clear form under the CFS
       mount point (typically "/crypt").

       cfsd should ordinarily  be  invoked  at  boot  time  from  /etc/rc  (or
       /etc/rc.local).   The  rc  file should also start mountd(8) daemon with
       least one file system exported to localhost; note that cfsd itself does
       not  handle the mount protocol.  Once a mountd is running, the mount(8)
       command should be invoked to mount the exported file  system  from  the
       localhost interface with port=3049.

EXAMPLES

       /usr/local/etc/cfsd
              invokes cfs (in /etc/rc)

       /etc/mount -o port=3049,intr localhost:/ /crypt
              mounts cfs on /crypt (in /etc/rc)

FILES

       /crypt cfs mount point

       /etc/exports
              exported file systems

SEE ALSO

       cattach(1), cdetach(1), mountd(8), mount(8)

BUGS

       cfsd  is  single  threaded,  which  means  it  doesn’t  handle  lots of
       simultanious operations very well.  In particular, it is  not  possible
       to recursively attach encrypted directories, since that would lead to a
       deadlock.

AUTHOR

       Matt Blaze; for information on cfs, email to cfs@research.att.com.

                                                                       CFSD(8)