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

     ggatec -- GEOM Gate network client	and control utility

     ggatec create [-n]	[-v] [-o ro | wo | rw] [-p port] [-q queue_size]
	    [-R	rcvbuf]	[-S sndbuf] [-s	sectorsize] [-t	timeout] [-u unit]
	    host path
     ggatec rescue [-n]	[-v] [-o ro | wo | rw] [-p port] [-R rcvbuf]
	    [-S	sndbuf]	-u unit	host path
     ggatec destroy [-f] -u unit
     ggatec list [-v] [-u unit]

     The ggatec	utility	is a network client for	the GEOM Gate class.  It is
     responsible for the creation of ggate devices and forwarding I/O requests
     between the GEOM Gate kernel subsystem and	the ggated(8) network daemon.
     Available commands:

     create   Connect to a ggated(8) daemon on the specified host and create a
	      ggate provider for the specified remote file or device.

     rescue   Create a new connection after the	ggatec process has died	or
	      been killed.  The	new connection to the ggated(8)	daemon handles
	      pending and future requests.

     destroy  Destroy the given	ggate provider.

     list     List ggate providers.

     Available options:

     -f		      Forcibly destroy ggate provider (cancels all pending re-

     -n		      Do not use TCP_NODELAY option on TCP sockets.

     -o	ro | wo	| rw  Specify permissions to use when opening the file or de-
		      vice: read-only (ro), write-only (wo), or	read-write
		      (rw).  Default is	rw.

     -p	port	      Port to connect to on the	remote host.  Default is 3080.

     -q	queue_size    Number of	pending	I/O requests that can be queued	before
		      they will	start to be canceled.  Default is 1024.

     -R	rcvbuf	      Size of receive buffer to	use.  Default is 131072

     -S	sndbuf	      Size of send buffer to use.  Default is 131072 (128kB).

     -s	sectorsize    Sector size for ggate provider.  If not specified, it is
		      taken from the device, or	set to 512 bytes for files.

     -t	timeout	      Number of	seconds	to wait	before an I/O request will be
		      canceled.	 Default is 0, which means no timeout.

     -u	unit	      Unit number to use.

     -v		      Do not fork, run in foreground and print debug informa-
		      tion on standard output.

     host	      Remote host to connect to.

     path	      Path to a	regular	file or	device.

     Exit status is 0 on success, or 1 if the command fails.  To get details
     about the failure,	ggatec should be called	with the -v option.

     Use a CD-ROM device on a remote host.

	   server# cat /etc/gg.exports
	   client RO /dev/acd0
	   server# ggated

	   client# ggatec create -o ro server /dev/acd0
	   client# mount_cd9660	/dev/ggate0 /cdrom

     geom(4), ggated(8), ggatel(8), mount_cd9660(8)

     The ggatec	utility	as well	as this	manual page was	written	by Pawel Jakub
     Dawidek <>.

BSD				 July 14, 2015				   BSD


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