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     rpc.idmapd — NFSv4 ID <-> Name Mapper


     rpc.idmapd [-h] [-f] [-v] [-C] [-S] [-p path] [-c path]


     rpc.idmapd is the NFSv4 ID <-> name mapping daemon.  It provides functionality to the NFSv4
     kernel client and server, to which it communicates via upcalls, by translating user and
     group IDs to names, and vice versa.

     The system derives the user part of the string by performing a password or group lookup.
     The lookup mechanism is configured in /etc/idmapd.conf

     By default, the domain part of the string is the system's DNS domain name.  It can also be
     specified in /etc/idmapd.conf if the system is multi-homed, or if the system's DNS domain
     name does not match the name of the system's Kerberos realm.

     When the domain is not specified in /etc/idmapd.conf the local DNS server will be queried
     for the _nfsv4idmapdomain text record. If the record exists that will be used as the domain.
     When the record does not exist, the domain part of the DNS domain will used.

     Note that on more recent kernels only the NFSv4 server uses rpc.idmapd.  The NFSv4 client
     instead uses nfsidmap(8), and only falls back to rpc.idmapd if there was a problem running
     the nfsidmap(8) program.

     The options are as follows:

     -h           Display usage message.

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

     -f           Runs rpc.idmapd in the foreground and prints all output to the terminal.

     -p path      Specifies the location of the RPC pipefs to be path.  The default value is

     -c path      Use configuration file path.  This option is deprecated.

     -C           Client-only: perform no idmapping for any NFS server, even if one is detected.

     -S           Server-only: perform no idmapping for any NFS client, even if one is detected.


     rpc.idmapd recognizes the following value from the [general] section of the /etc/nfs.conf
     configuration file:

                  Equivalent to -p.

     All other settings related to id mapping are found in the /etc/idmapd.conf configuration


     rpc.idmapd -f -vvv

     Runs rpc.idmapd printing all messages to console, and with a verbosity level of 3.


     /etc/idmapd.conf, /etc/nfs.conf


     idmapd.conf(5), nfs.conf(5), nfsidmap(8)


     The rpc.idmapd software has been developed by Marius Aamodt Eriksen ⟨⟩.