RPC.SMSERVERD(8) Maintenance Procedures RPC.SMSERVERD(8)


rpc.smserverd - removable media device server




rpc.smserverd is a server that handles requests from client applications,
such as volume management software or rmformat(1), for access to
removable media devices. The rpc.smserverd daemon is started by inetd(8)
when a client makes a call to a Solaris-internal library to access a
SCSI, IDE, or USB device. The daemon is not started if a client attempts
to access a floppy or PCMCIA device. Once started, the daemon remains
active until such time as it is idle for three minutes or more.

The rpc.smserverd daemon is provided for the exclusive use of the client
applications mentioned above. It has no external, customer-accessible
interfaces, including no configuration file.


rmformat(1), svcs(1), attributes(7), smf(7), inetadm(8), inetd(8),


The rpc.smserverd service is managed by the service management facility,
smf(7), under the service identifier:


Administrative actions on this service, such as enabling, disabling, or
requesting restart, can be performed using svcadm(8). Responsibility for
initiating and restarting this service is delegated to inetd(8). Use
inetadm(8) to make configuration changes and to view configuration
information for this service. The service's status can be queried using
the svcs(1) command.

May 13, 2017 RPC.SMSERVERD(8)