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RPC: Remote Procedure Call Protocol Specification Version 2



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Network Working Group                                      R. Srinivasan
Request for Comments: 1831                              Sun Microsystems
Category: Standards Track                                    August 1995


      RPC: Remote Procedure Call Protocol Specification Version 2

Status of this Memo

   This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the
   Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for
   improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet
   Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state
   and status of this protocol.  Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

ABSTRACT

   This document describes the ONC Remote Procedure Call (ONC RPC
   Version 2) protocol as it is currently deployed and accepted.  "ONC"
   stands for "Open Network Computing".

TABLE OF CONTENTS

      1. INTRODUCTION                                              2
      2. TERMINOLOGY                                               2
      3. THE RPC MODEL                                             2
      4. TRANSPORTS AND SEMANTICS                                  4
      5. BINDING AND RENDEZVOUS INDEPENDENCE                       5
      6. AUTHENTICATION                                            5
      7. RPC PROTOCOL REQUIREMENTS                                 5
      7.1 RPC Programs and Procedures                              6
      7.2 Authentication                                           7
      7.3 Program Number Assignment                                8
      7.4 Other Uses of the RPC Protocol                           8
      7.4.1 Batching                                               8
      7.4.2 Broadcast Remote Procedure Calls                       8
      8. THE RPC MESSAGE PROTOCOL                                  9
      9. AUTHENTICATION PROTOCOLS                                 12
      9.1 Null Authentication                                     13
      10. RECORD MARKING STANDARD                                 13
      11. THE RPC LANGUAGE                                        13
      11.1 An Example Service Described in the RPC Language       13
      11.2 The RPC Language Specification                         14
      11.3 Syntax Notes                                           15
      APPENDIX A: SYSTEM AUTHENTICATION                           16
      REFERENCES                                                  17
      Security Considerations                                     18
      Author's Address                                            18



Srinivasan                  Standards Track


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