Provided by: rpcbind_0.2.0-7ubuntu1_i386
rpcbind -- universal addresses to RPC program number mapper
The rpcbind utility is a server that converts RPC program numbers into
universal addresses. It must be running on the host to be able to make
RPC calls on a server on that machine.
When an RPC service is started, it tells rpcbind the address at which it
is listening, and the RPC program numbers it is prepared to serve. When
a client wishes to make an RPC call to a given program number, it first
contacts rpcbind on the server machine to determine the address where RPC
requests should be sent.
The rpcbind utility should be started before any other RPC service.
Normally, standard RPC servers are started by port monitors, so rpcbind
must be started before port monitors are invoked.
When rpcbind is started, it checks that certain name-to-address
translation-calls function correctly. If they fail, the network
configuration databases may be corrupt. Since RPC services cannot
function correctly in this situation, rpcbind reports the condition and
The rpcbind utility can only be started by the super-user.
-a When debugging (-d), do an abort on errors.
-d Run in debug mode. In this mode, rpcbind will not fork when it
starts, will print additional information during operation, and
will abort on certain errors if -a is also specified. With this
option, the name-to-address translation consistency checks are
shown in detail.
-h Specify specific IP addresses to bind to for UDP requests. This
option may be specified multiple times and is typically necessary
when running on a multi-homed host. If no -h option is
specified, rpcbind will bind to INADDR_ANY, which could lead to
problems on a multi-homed host due to rpcbind returning a UDP
packet from a different IP address than it was sent to. Note
that when specifying IP addresses with -h, rpcbind will
automatically add 127.0.0.1 and if IPv6 is enabled, ::1 to the
-i ``Insecure'' mode. Allow calls to SET and UNSET from any host.
Normally rpcbind accepts these requests only from the loopback
interface for security reasons. This change is necessary for
programs that were compiled with earlier versions of the rpc
library and do not make those requests using the loopback
-l Turn on libwrap connection logging.
-s Cause rpcbind to change to the user daemon as soon as possible.
This causes rpcbind to use non-privileged ports for outgoing
connections, preventing non-privileged clients from using rpcbind
to connect to services from a privileged port.
-w Cause rpcbind to do a "warm start" by read a state file when
rpcbind starts up. The state file is created when rpcbind
All RPC servers must be restarted if rpcbind is restarted.
Aurelien Charbon <email@example.com>