Networking facilities

Step 4: set up the connection server

The connection server is a daemon process running on the client that makes network connections. Applications obtain network connections by calling library routines that access the daemon. An error reporting routine ( cs_perror(3N)), an associated service (reportscheme(1Mbnu)), and three optional administrative files are available. To set up the connection server, do the following:

  1. Optionally, on the client, set up the file /etc/iaf/serve.allow. The /etc/iaf/serve.allow file enforces authentication in the event the service is not protected by an authentication scheme on the server side.

  2. Optionally, on the client, set up the file /etc/iaf/serve.alias. The /etc/iaf/serve.alias file maps aliases to service names, making it possible to register a service under two names with different authentication schemes associated with each name.

  3. Optionally, on the client, set up the authentication file, /etc/cs/auth. This file lists network services and their associated authentication schemes.

  4. Add an entry for reportscheme to the port monitor's administrative file on each server to which the connection server should be able to connect.
For more information about connection server administration, see ``Administering the connection server''.
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