Provided by: openafs-dbserver_1.4.1-2_i386 bug

NAME

       ptserver - Initializes the Protection Server

SYNOPSIS

       ptserver << [-database <db path] >>> << [-p <number of processes] >>>
           [-rebuildDB] [-enable_peer_stats] [-enable_process_stats]
           [-help]

DESCRIPTION

       The ptserver command initializes the Protection Server, which must run
       on every database server machine. In the conventional configuration,
       its binary file is located in the /usr/lib/openafs directory on a file
       server machine.

       The ptserver command is not normally issued at the command shell
       prompt, but rather placed into a database server machine’s
       /etc/openafs/BosConfig file with the bos create command. If it is ever
       issued at the command shell prompt, the issuer must be logged onto a
       file server machine as the local superuser root.

       The Protection Server performs the following tasks:

       ·   Maintains the Protection Database, which contains entries for every
           user and group in the cell. Use the pts commands to administer the
           database.

       ·   Allocates AFS IDs for new user, machine and group entries and maps
           each ID to the corresponding name.

       ·   Generates a current protection subgroup (CPS) at the File Server’s
           request. The CPS lists all groups to which a user or machine
           belongs.

       This command does not use the syntax conventions of the AFS command
       suites. Provide the command name and all option names in full.

OPTIONS

       -database <db path>
           Specifies the pathname of an alternate directory in which the
           Protection Database files reside. Provide the complete pathname,
           ending in the base filename to which the .DB0 and .DBSYS1
           extensions are appended. For example, the appropriate value for the
           default database files is /var/lib/openafs/db/prdb.

       -p <number of processes>
           Sets the number of server lightweight processes (LWPs) to run.
           Provide a positive integer from the range 3 to 16. The default
           value is 3.

       -rebuildDB
           Rebuilds the Protection Database at the beginning of Protection
           Server initialization. Use this argument only in consultation with
           AFS Development or Product Support.

       -enable_peer_stats
           Activates the collection of Rx statistics and allocates memory for
           their storage. For each connection with a specific UDP port on
           another machine, a separate record is kept for each type of RPC
           (FetchFile, GetStatus, and so on) sent or received. To display or
           otherwise access the records, use the Rx Monitoring API.

       -enable_process_stats
           Activates the collection of Rx statistics and allocates memory for
           their storage. A separate record is kept for each type of RPC
           (FetchFile, GetStatus, and so on) sent or received, aggregated over
           all connections to other machines. To display or otherwise access
           the records, use the Rx Monitoring API.

       -help
           Prints the online help for this command. All other valid options
           are ignored.

EXAMPLES

       The following bos create command creates a ptserver process on the
       machine fs3.abc.com. The command appears here on multiple lines only
       for legibility.

          % bos create -server fs3.abc.com -instance ptserver \
                       -type simple -cmd /usr/lib/openafs/ptserver

PRIVILEGE REQUIRED

       The issuer must be logged in as the superuser root on a file server
       machine to issue the command at a command shell prompt. It is
       conventional instead to create and start the process by issuing the bos
       create command.

SEE ALSO

       the BosConfig(5) manpage, the prdb.DB0(5) manpage, the bos_create(8)
       manpage, the bos_getlog(8) manpage, the pts(1) manpage

COPYRIGHT

       IBM Corporation 2000. <http://www.ibm.com/> All Rights Reserved.

       This documentation is covered by the IBM Public License Version 1.0.
       It was converted from HTML to POD by software written by Chas Williams
       and Russ Allbery, based on work by Alf Wachsmann and Elizabeth Cassell.