portmap - The DARPA port to RPC program number mapper
The portmap daemon is a server that converts Remote Procedure
Call (RPC) program numbers into Defense Advanced
Research Projects Agency (DARPA) protocol port numbers. It
must be running in order to make RPC calls.
When an RPC server is started, it will tell portmap what
port number it is listening to, and what RPC program numbers
it is prepared to serve. When a client wishes to make
an RPC call to a given program number, it will first contact
portmap on the server machine to determine the port
number where RPC packets should be sent.
The portmap daemon must be started before any RPC servers,
including mountd and nfsd, are invoked. Note that if
portmap crashes, all servers must be restarted.
Specifies the command path
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