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       gdomap - GNUstep Distributed Objects name server


       gdomap  [-C|-H]  [-I pidfile] [-L name] [-M name] [-N] [-P number] [-R name] [-T type] [-U
       name] [-a file] [-c file] [-d] [-f] [-i seconds] [-p]


       gdomap The gdomap daemon is used by GNUstep programs to look  up  distributed  objects  of
       processes  running  across  the  network  (and between different user accounts on a single
       machine).  The daemon is NOT used for lookup where two processes  belonging  to  the  same
       user  are  using  a host-local connection.  This manual page explains the usage of gdomap.
       For design and implementation information (and special notes for  packagers),  please  see
       the HTML documentation installed in $GNUSTEP_SYSTEM_DOC, under Command-line Tools.

       Usually the gdomap daemon is started at system boot time and binds itself to port 538. See
       the GNUstep Build Guide for a sample startup script.

       By default gdomap probes every machine on the local network to see if there is a  copy  of
       gdomap  running on it.  This is done for class-C networks and subnets of class-C networks.
       If your host is on a class-B or class-A net then the default behaviour is to treat it as a
       class-C  net  and  probe only the hosts that would be expected on a class-C network of the
       same number.

       If you are running on a class-A or class-B network, or if your net has a large  number  of
       hosts  which  will  not  have gdomap on them - you may want to supply a configuration file
       listing the hosts to be probed explicitly, rather than getting gdomap to probe  all  hosts
       on the local net.

       You may also want to supply the configuration file so that hosts which are not actually on
       your local network can still be found when your code tries to connect to a host using @"*"
       as the host name.  NB. this functionality does not exist in OpenStep.

       A  configuration  file  consists of a list of IP addresses to be probed.  The IP addresses
       should be in standard 'dot' notation, one per line.  Empty  lines  are  permitted  in  the
       configuration  file.   Anything  on a line after a hash ('#') is ignored.  You tell gdomap
       about the config file with the '-c' command line option.

       gdomap uses the SIOCGIFCONF ioctl to build a list of IP addresses  and  netmasks  for  the
       network  interface cards on your machine.  On some operating systems, this facility is not
       available (or is broken), so  you  must  tell  gdomap  the  addresses  and  masks  of  the
       interfaces  using the '-a' command line option.  The file named with '-a' should contain a
       series of lines with space separated pairs of addresses and masks in 'dot' notation.   You
       must NOT include loopback interfaces in this list.  If you want to support broadcasting of
       probe information on a network, you may supply the broadcast address as a  third  item  on
       the  line.  If your operating system has some other method of giving you a list of network
       interfaces and masks, please send me example code so that I can implement it in gdomap.


       -C     help about configuration

       -H     general help

       -I     pid file to write pid

       -L name
              perform lookup for name then quit.

       -M name
              machine name for -L and -N

       -N     list all names registered on host

       -P number
              port number required for -R option.

       -R name
              register name locally then quit.

       -T type
              port type for -L , -R and -U options - tcp_gdo, udp_gdo, tcp_foreign, udp_foreign.

       -U name
              unregister name locally then quit.

       -a file
              use config file for interface list.

       -c file
              use config file for probe.

       -d     extra debug logging (normally via syslog).

       -f     avoid fork() to make debugging easy

       -i seconds
              re-probe at this interval (roughly), min 60

       -p     disable probing for other servers


       Use the -c option to specify a configuration file for gdomap. See  under  DESCRIPTION  for
       possible configurations.


       Kill with SIGUSR1 to obtain a dump of all known peers in /tmp/gdomap.dump

       gdomap -N lists all registered names on the local host.


       gdomap -C gives above instructions on how to set up gdomap.

       gdnc(1), GNUstep(7), gpbs(1)

       The     GNUstep     Build     Guide     example     rc    script:    <http://gnustep.made->


       Work on gdomap started in October 1996.

       This manual page first appeared in gnustep-base 1.7.1 (June 2003).


       gdomap was written by Richard Frith-Macdonald <>

       This manual page was put together by Martin Brecher <>.