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           ptserver [-database | -db <db path>] [-p <number of threads>]
           [-d <debug level>]
               [-groupdepth <# of nested groups>]
               [-default_access <user access mask> <group access mask>]
               [-restricted] [-enable_peer_stats]
               [-enable_process_stats] [-allow-dotted-principals]
               [-rxbind] [-auditlog <file path>]
               [-audit-interface (file | sysvmq)]
               [-syslog[=<FACILITY>]] [-rxmaxmtu <bytes>]


           The ptserver command initializes the Protection Server, which must run
           on every database server machine. In the conventional configuration,
           its binary file is located in the /usr/lib/openafs directory on a file
           server machine.
           The ptserver command is not normally issued at the command shell
           prompt, but rather placed into a database server machine's
           /etc/openafs/BosConfig file with the bos create command. If it is ever
           issued at the command shell prompt, the issuer must be logged onto a
           file server machine as the local superuser "root".
           The Protection Server performs the following tasks:
           ?   Maintains the Protection Database, which contains entries for every
               user and group in the cell. Use the pts commands to administer the
           ?   Allocates AFS IDs for new user, machine and group entries and maps
               each ID to the corresponding name.
           ?   Generates a current protection subgroup (CPS) at the File Server's
               request. The CPS lists all groups to which a user or machine
           When using Kerberos 5, cross-realm authentication is possible. If the
           special pts group system:authuser@FOREIGN.REALM exists and its group
           quota is greater than zero, aklog will automatically create an entry
           for the foreign user in the local PTS database and add the foreign user
           to the system:authuser@FOREIGN.REALM PTS group.  Each time a foreign
           user is created in the local PTS database, the group quota for the
           system:authuser@FOREIGN.REALM PTS group is decremented by one.
           This command does not use the syntax conventions of the AFS command
           suites. Provide the command name and all option names in full.


           -d <debug level>
               Sets the detail level for the debugging trace written to the
               /var/log/openafs/PtLog file. Provide one of the following values,
           -groupdepth <# of nested groups>, -depth <# of nested groups>
               Specifies the group depth for nested groups when ptserver is
               compiled with the SUPERGROUPS option enabled.  The default depth
               for nested groups is 5.  This option may be shortened to -depth.
           -default_access <user access> <group access>
               Specifies the default user and group privacy flags to apply to each
               entry. Provide a string of five characters, one for each of the
               permissions. See pts_examine(1) or pts_setfields(1) for more
               information on the flags.
               Run the PT Server in restricted mode. While in restricted mode,
               only members of the system:administrators PTS group may make any
               PTS changes.
               Activates the collection of Rx statistics and allocates memory for
               their storage. For each connection with a specific UDP port on
               another machine, a separate record is kept for each type of RPC
               (FetchFile, GetStatus, and so on) sent or received. To display or
               otherwise access the records, use the Rx Monitoring API.
               Activates the collection of Rx statistics and allocates memory for
               their storage. A separate record is kept for each type of RPC
               (FetchFile, GetStatus, and so on) sent or received, aggregated over
               all connections to other machines. To display or otherwise access
               the records, use the Rx Monitoring API.
               By default, the RXKAD security layer will disallow access by
               Kerberos principals with a dot in the first component of their
               name. This is to avoid the confusion where principals user/admin
               and user.admin are both mapped to the user.admin PTS entry. Sites
               whose Kerberos realms don't have these collisions between principal
               names may disable this check by starting the server with this
               Bind the Rx socket to the primary interface only.  (If not
               specified, the Rx socket will listen on all interfaces.)
           -syslog[=<syslog facility>]
               Specifies that logging output should go to syslog instead of the
               normal log file.  -syslog=FACILITY can be used to specify to which
               facility the log message should be sent.  Logging message sent to
               syslog are tagged with the string "ptserver".
           -auditlog <log path>
               Turns on audit logging, and sets the path for the audit log.  The
               are ignored.


           The following bos create command creates a "ptserver" process on the
           machine "". The command appears here on multiple lines only
           for legibility.
              % bos create -server -instance ptserver \
                           -type simple -cmd /usr/lib/openafs/ptserver


           The issuer must be logged in as the superuser "root" on a file server
           machine to issue the command at a command shell prompt. It is
           conventional instead to create and start the process by issuing the bos
           create command.


           BosConfig(5), prdb.DB0(5), bos_create(8), bos_getlog(8), pts(1)


           IBM Corporation 2000. <> All Rights Reserved.
           This documentation is covered by the IBM Public License Version 1.0.
           It was converted from HTML to POD by software written by Chas Williams
           and Russ Allbery, based on work by Alf Wachsmann and Elizabeth Cassell.

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