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servers(5)		      File Formats Manual		    servers(5)

NAME
       servers - map server names to numbers

DESCRIPTION
       Each  file server has a file, /vice/db/servers, which maps server names
       to numbers.  The	server numbers are 8 bit numbers so a maximum  of  256
       servers	can  be	supported.  Once a server number has been assigned, it
       may not be reused.  You should not reassign a server a new  id  without
       initializing the	server.

       The  server  numbers  are  used	in  too	many places, probably the most
       important is in the creation of volumes.	 The server creating a	volume
       uses  its server	number as the first byte of the	four-byte volume iden-
       tification number in order to ensure uniqueness.

       NOTE: Replicated	volume numbers must also be unique, so we reserve part
       of  the range, 0-127 (0-7F hex),	for this purpose.  Real	server numbers
       must not	be allocated from the other subrange, and vice-versa.

       The  format   of	  the	file   is   the	  full	 server	  name	 (e.g.
       mahler.coda.cs.cmu.edu)	followed by a tab and then the servers number.
       Any line	beginning with a "\#" is considered a comment and is  ignored.
       The following is	an example servers file:

       MAHLER.CODA.CS.CMU.EDU	       201
       GRIEG.CODA.CS.CMU.EDU	       204
       HAYDN.CODA.CS.CMU.EDU	       205
       WAGNER.CODA.CS.CMU.EDU	       206
       DEBUSSY.CODA.CS.CMU.EDU	       212
       SCARLATTI.CODA.CS.CMU.EDU       214
       ROSSINI.CODA.CS.CMU.EDU	       215
       PUCCINI.CODA.CS.CMU.EDU	       216
       GERSHWIN.CODA.CS.CMU.EDU	       218
       SCHUMANN.CODA.CS.CMU.EDU	       219

FILES
       /vice/db/servers

BUGS
       The  server  numbers and	replicated volume prefixes are pulled from the
       same number space.  Separation is enforced only by convention.

       This file and /vice/db/hosts should be combined.

SEE ALSO
       vrdb (5), vsgdb (5), maxgroupid (5), hosts (5)

AUTHOR
       Maria R.	Ebling,	1990, Created

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