rpcinfo [ -n portnum ] -u host program [ version ]
rpcinfo [ -n portnum ] -t host program [ version ]
rpcinfo -b program version
rpcinfo -d program version
The program argument can be either a name or a number.
If a version is specified, rpcinfo attempts to call that version of the specified program. Otherwise, rpcinfo attempts to find all the registered version numbers for the specified program by calling version 0 (which is presumed not to exist; if it does exist, rpcinfo attempts to obtain this information by calling an extremely high version number instead) and attempts to call each registered version. Note: the version number is required for -b and -d options.
example% rpcinfo -p
To show all of the RPC services registered on the machine named klaxon use:
example% rpcinfo -p klaxon
To show all machines on the local net that are running the Network Information Service (NIS) use:
example% rpcinfo -b ypserv 'version' | uniq
where 'version' is the current NIS version obtained from the results of the -p switch above.
To delete the registration for version 1 of the walld service use:
example% rpcinfo -d walld 1
RPC Programming Guide in [a manual with the abbreviation NETP]
In releases prior to the SunOS 3.0 release, the Network File System (NFS) did not register itself with the portmapper; rpcinfo cannot be used to make RPC calls to the NFS server on hosts running such releases.
The Network Information Service (NIS) was formerly known as Sun Yellow Pages (YP). The functionality of the two remains the same; only the name has changed.
Created by unroff & hp-tools. © by Hans-Peter Bischof. All Rights Reserved (1997).
Last modified 21/April/97