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PORTMAP(8)		FreeBSD	System Manager's Manual		    PORTMAP(8)

NAME
     portmap --	Internet protocol port to RPC program number mapper

SYNOPSIS
     portmap [-d]

DESCRIPTION
     portmap is	a server that converts RPC program numbers into	Internet pro-
     tocol 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.

     portmap must be started before any	RPC servers are	invoked.

     Normally portmap forks and	dissociates itself from	the terminal like any
     other daemon.  portmap then logs errors using syslog(3).

     The options are as	follows:

     -d	     (debug) prevents portmap from running as a	daemon,	and causes er-
	     rors and debugging	information to be printed to the standard er-
	     ror output.

SEE ALSO
     inetd(8), rpcinfo(8)

HISTORY
     The portmap command appeared in 4.3BSD.

BUGS
     If	portmap	crashes, all servers must be restarted.

FreeBSD	13.0			 March 3, 2019			  FreeBSD 13.0

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