Langue: en

Version: 17 Mar 2003 (fedora - 16/08/07)

Section: 8 (Commandes administrateur)


rpc.gssd - rpcsec_gss daemon


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


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.


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".
-d directory
Tells rpc.gssd where to look for kerberos credential files. The default value is "/tmp".
Increases the verbosity of the output (can be specified multiple times).
If the rpcsec_gss library supports setting debug level, increases the verbosity of the output (can be specified multiple times).




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