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       rpc.nfsd - NFS server process


       /usr/sbin/rpc.nfsd [options] nproc


       The  rpc.nfsd  program  implements  the  user  level  part  of  the  NFS service. The main
       functionality is handled by  the  nfsd  kernel  module.  The  user  space  program  merely
       specifies  what  sort of sockets the kernel service should listen on, what NFS versions it
       should support, and how many kernel threads it should use.

       The rpc.mountd server provides an ancillary service needed to satisfy  mount  requests  by
       NFS clients.


       -d  or  --debug
              enable logging of debugging messages

       -H  or  --host hostname
              specify  a  particular hostname (or address) that NFS requests will be accepted on.
              By default, rpc.nfsd will accept NFS requests on all known network addresses.  Note
              that  lockd (which performs file locking services for NFS) may still accept request
              on all known network addresses.  This may change in future releases  of  the  Linux

       -p  or  --port port
              specify  a  diferent  port to listen on for NFS requests. By default, rpc.nfsd will
              listen on port 2049.

       -N  or  --no-nfs-version vers
              This option can be used to request that rpc.nfsd does not offer certain versions of
              NFS. The current version of rpc.nfsd can support both NFS version 2,3 and the newer
              version 4.

       -s  or  --syslog
              By default, rpc.nfsd logs error  messages  (and  debug  messages,  if  enabled)  to
              stderr.  This option makes rpc.nfsd log these messages to syslog instead. Note that
              errors encountered  during  option  processing  will  still  be  logged  to  stderr
              regardless of this option.

       -T  or  --no-tcp
              Disable rpc.nfsd from accepting TCP connections from clients.

       -U  or  --no-udp
              Disable rpc.nfsd from accepting UDP connections from clients.

       nproc  specify  the  number of NFS server threads. By default, just one thread is started.
              However, for optimum performance several threads should be used. The actual  figure
              depends on the number of and the work load created by the NFS clients, but a useful
              starting point is 8 threads. Effects of modifying that number can be checked  using
              the nfsstat(8) program.

       Note  that  if  the  NFS  server is already running, then the options for specifying host,
       port, and protocol will be ignored.  The number of processes given will be the only option
       considered,  and  the  number  of  active nfsd processes will be increased or decreased to
       match this number.  In particular rpc.nfsd 0 will stop all threads and thus close any open


       If  the  program  is  built  with  TI-RPC support, it will enable any protocol and address
       family combinations that are marked visible in the netconfig database.


       nfsd(7), rpc.mountd(8), exports(5), exportfs(8), rpc.rquotad(8), nfsstat(8), netconfig(5).


       Olaf Kirch, Bill Hawes, H. J. Lu, G. Allan Morris III, and a host of others.

                                            7 Aug 2006                                rpc.nfsd(8)