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NAME

       rpc.gssd - rpcsec_gss daemon

SYNOPSIS

       rpc.gssd [-f] [-k keytab] [-p pipefsdir] [-v]

DESCRIPTION

       The  rpcsec_gss  protocol  gives  a  means of using the gss-api generic
       security  api  to  provide  security  for  protocols  using   rpc   (in
       particular, nfs).  Before exchanging any rpc requests using rpcsec_gss,
       the rpc client must first establish  a  security  context.   The  linux
       kernel’s  implementation  of rpcsec_gss depends on the userspace daemon
       rpc.gssd to establish security  contexts.   The  rpc.gssd  daemon  uses
       files in the rpc_pipefs filesystem to communicate with the kernel.

OPTIONS

       -f     Runs  rpc.gssd  in the foreground and sends output to stderr (as
              opposed to syslogd)

       -k keytab
              Tells rpc.gssd to use the keys for  principals  nfs/hostname  in
              keytab  to  obtain  machine  credentials.   The default value is
              "/etc/krb5.keytab".

       -p path
              Tells rpc.gssd where to look for the rpc_pipefs filesystem.  The
              default value is "/var/lib/nfs/rpc_pipefs".

       -v     Increases the verbosity of the output (can be specified multiple
              times).

SEE ALSO

       rpc.svcgssd(8)

AUTHORS

       Dug Song <dugsong@umich.edu>
       Andy Adamson <andros@umich.edu>
       Marius Aamodt Eriksen <marius@umich.edu>
       J. Bruce Fields <bfields@umich.edu>

                                  17 Mar 2003                      rpc.gssd(8)