NAME
       mcserv - Midnight Commander file server.

USAGE
       mcserv [-diqvf] [-p portnum]

DESCRIPTION
       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).

       When invoked, the server will try to register itself  with
       the portmapper, to get a free system reserved port number.

OPTIONS
       -d     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.

       -q     Quiet mode.

       -p     To make the server listen on the specified  portnum
              port.

       -f     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 suc-
              cessfuly  logged  in  or  whether you typed a wrong
              password. Use this with care and only  when  neces-
              sary.

       -v     Toggle on the verbose mode.

LICENSE
       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.

BUGS
       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.

SEE ALSO
       mc(1), portmap(8)

       The Midnight Commander page on the  World Wide Web:
            http://stekt.oulu.fi/~jtklehto/mc/


AUTHORS
       Miguel de Icaza (miguel@roxanne.nuclecu.unam.mx).