portmap(8)portmap(8)NAMEportmap - 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
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