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NAME

       ugidd - uid/gid mapping daemons

SYNOPSIS

       /usr/sbin/rpc.ugidd [ -P port ]

DESCRIPTION

       ugidd  starts  a  daemon  that  handles rpc requests to map uid/gids to
       string names and vice versa.  It is called by the nfsd(8)  server  when
       the client and server do not share the same passwd file.

       This  version  allows  you to restrict access to the server through the
       hosts_access(5) files when compiled  with  the  -DHOSTS_ACCESS  option.
       Otherwise,  ugidd  could  be used by anyone in the Internet to obtain a
       list of all valid usernames on the client  machine.  For  instance,  to
       restrict  access to hosts on your class C IP network, you could add the
       following lines to hosts.allow and hosts.deny:

       # /etc/hosts.allow
       rpc.ugidd:     192.168.1.
       # /etc/hosts.deny
       rpc.ugidd:     ALL

OPTIONS

       -P portnum or --port portnum
              Makes ugidd listen on port portnum instead of some random  port.
              By  default,  ugidd  will  listen  on some arbitrary port number
              below 1024.

SEE ALSO

       exports(5), inetd(8), hosts_access(5)

BUGS

       The rpc program number is legal in that it lies in  the  0x20000000  to
       0x3fffffff ‘‘Defined by user’’ range, but is completely arbitrary.

                                11 August 1997                        UGIDD(8)