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fs_getclientaddrs - Displays the client interfaces to register
fs getclientaddrs [-help]
fs gc [-h]
fs getcl [-h]
The fs getclientaddrs command displays the IP addresses of the
interfaces that the local Cache Manager registers with a File Server
when first establishing a connection to it.
The File Server uses the addresses when it initiates a remote procedure
call (RPC) to the Cache Manager (as opposed to responding to an RPC
sent by the Cache Manager). There are two common circumstances in which
the File Server initiates RPCs: when it breaks callbacks and when it
pings the client machine to verify that the Cache Manager is still
If an RPC to that interface fails, the File Server simultaneously sends
RPCs to all of the other interfaces in the list, to learn which of them
are still available. Whichever interface replies first is the one to
which the File Server then sends pings and RPCs to break callbacks.
fs_setclientaddrs(1) explains how the Cache Manager constructs the list
automatically in kernel memory as it initializes, and how to use that
command to alter the kernel list after initialization.
The File Server uses the list of interfaces displayed by this command
only when selecting an alternative interface after a failed attempt to
break a callback or ping the Cache Manager. When responding to the
Cache Manager’s request for file system data, the File Server replies
to the interface which the Cache Manager used when sending the request.
If the File Server’s reply to a data request fails, the file server
machine’s network routing configuration determines which alternate
network routes to the client machine are available for resending the
The displayed list applies to all File Servers to which the Cache
Manager connects in the future. It is not practical to register
different sets of addresses with different File Servers, because it
requires using the fs setclientaddrs command to change the list and
then rebooting each relevant File Server immediately.
The displayed list is not necessarily governing the behavior of a given
File Server, if an administrator has issued the fs setclientaddrs
command since the Cache Manager first contacted that File Server. It
determines only which addresses the Cache Manager registers when
connecting to File Servers in the future.
The list of interfaces does not influence the Cache Manager’s choice of
interface when establishing a connection to a File Server.
Prints the online help for this command. All other valid options
The output displays the IP address of each interface that the Cache
Manager is currently registering with File Server processes that it
contacts, with one address per line. The File Server initially uses the
first address for breaking callbacks and pinging the Cache Manager, but
the ordering of the other interfaces is not meaningful.
The following example displays the two interfaces that the Cache
Manager is registering with File Servers.
% fs getclientaddrs
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