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mcserv(8)		    System Manager's Manual		     mcserv(8)

NAME
       mcserv -	Midnight Commander file	server.

USAGE
       mcserv [-diqvf] [-p portnum]

DESCRIPTION
       mcserv is the server program for	the Midnight Commander networking file
       system.	It provides access to the host file system to clients  running
       the  Midnight  file system (currently, only the Midnight	Commander file
       manager).

       If the program is run as	root the program will try to  get  a  reserved
       port otherwise it will use 9876 as the port.

       If  the	system	has a portmapper running, then the port	will be	regis-
       tered with the portmapper and thus clients will	automatically  connect
       to  the	right  port.  If the system does not have a portmapper,	then a
       port should be manually specified with the -p option (see below).

OPTIONS
       -d     Become a daemon, you should use this flag	if you start the  pro-
	      gram  from one of	the system startup files.  This	flag will make
	      the program handle any number of incoming	requests by forking  a
	      new copy of itself for each client.

       -q     Quiet mode.

       -p     To make the server listen	on the specified portnum port.

       -f     Force ftp	authorization if classic fails.	This is	only useful on
	      systems whose password checking method is	not supported by  this
	      version of mcserv.  Authorization	is then	done by	trying to con-
	      nect to the local	ftp server and supplying user name  and	 pass-
	      word. Ftp	server then says whether are you successfuly logged in
	      or whether you typed a wrong password. Use this  with  care  and
	      only when	necessary.

       -v     Toggle on	the verbose mode.

LICENSE
       This  program  is distributed under the terms of	the GNU	General	Public
       License as published by the Free	Software Foundation. See the  built-in
       help for	details	on the License and the lack of warranty.

BUGS
       This  program  currently	 uses port 9876, and not a system secure port.
       This is a potential security problem since it could be run by any  user
       on the system if	the system daemon is not running.

SEE ALSO
       mc(1), portmap(8)

       The Midnight Commander page on the  World Wide Web:
	    http://mc.blackdown.org/mc/

AUTHORS
       Miguel de Icaza (miguel@roxanne.nuclecu.unam.mx).

				  16 May 1995			     mcserv(8)

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