rpc(8) -- Linux man page

 

NAME

rpc.gssd - rpcsec_gss daemon  

SYNOPSIS

rpc.gssd [-f] [-k keytab] [-p pipefsdir] [-v]  

DESCRIPTION

The rpcsec_gss protocol gives a means of using the gss-api generic security api to provide security for protocols using rpc (in particular, nfs). Before exchanging any rpc requests using rpcsec_gss, the rpc client must first establish a security context. The linux kernel's implementation of rpcsec_gss depends on the userspace daemon rpc.gssd to establish security contexts. The rpc.gssd daemon uses files in the rpc_pipefs filesystem to communicate with the kernel.

 

OPTIONS

-f
Runs rpc.gssd in the foreground and sends output to stderr (as opposed to syslogd)
-k keytab
Tells rpc.gssd to use the keys for principals nfs/hostname in keytab to obtain machine credentials. The default value is "/etc/krb5.keytab".
-p path
Tells rpc.gssd where to look for the rpc_pipefs filesystem. The default value is "/var/lib/nfs/rpc_pipefs".
-v
Increases the verbosity of the output (can be specified multiple times).
 

SEE ALSO

rpc.svcgssd(8)  

AUTHORS


Dug Song <dugsong@umich.edu>
Andy Adamson <andros@umich.edu>
Marius Aamodt Eriksen <marius@umich.edu>
J. Bruce Fields <bfields@umich.edu>