mcserv - Midnight Commander file server.
[-diqvf] [-p portnum]
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
registered 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
- Become a daemon, you should use this flag if you start the program
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.
- Quiet mode.
- To make the server listen on the specified
- 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 connect to the local ftp server
and supplying user name and password. 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.
- Toggle on the verbose mode.
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.
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.
The Midnight Commander page on the World Wide Web:
Miguel de Icaza (email@example.com).