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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for rpcinfo (redhat section 8)

RPCINFO(8)				     BSD System Manager's Manual				   RPCINFO(8)

NAME
rpcinfo -- report RPC information
SYNOPSIS
rpcinfo -p [host] rpcinfo [-n portnum] -u host program [version] rpcinfo [-n portnum] -t host program [version] rpcinfo -b program version rpcinfo -d program version
DESCRIPTION
rpcinfo makes an RPC call to an RPC server and reports what it finds.
OPTIONS
-p Probe the portmapper on host, and print a list of all registered RPC programs. If host is not speci- fied, it defaults to the value returned by hostname(1). -u Make an RPC call to procedure 0 of program on the specified host using UDP, and report whether a response was received. -t Make an RPC call to procedure 0 of program on the specified host using TCP, and report whether a response was received. -n Use portnum as the port number for the -t and -u options instead of the port number given by the portmapper. -b Make an RPC broadcast to procedure 0 of the specified program and version using UDP and report all hosts that respond. -d Delete registration for the RPC service of the specified program and version. This option can be exer- cised only by the super-user. 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.
EXAMPLES
To show all of the RPC services registered on the local machine use: 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 Yellow Pages service use: example% rpcinfo -b ypserv 'version' | uniq where 'version' is the current Yellow Pages 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
SEE ALSO
rpc(5), portmap(8) RPC Programming Guide.
BUGS
In releases prior to SunOS 3.0, 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. Red Hat Linux March 9, 2001 Red Hat Linux


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