9PSERVE(4)                                             9PSERVE(4)

     NAME
          9pserve - announce and multiplex 9P service

     SYNOPSIS
          9pserve [ -lnv ] [ -A aname afid ] [ -c addr ] [ -M msize ]
          addr

     DESCRIPTION
          On Plan 9, when a user-level file server mounts itself into
          a name space or posts itself in /srv, the Plan 9 kernel mul-
          tiplexes the potentially many processes accessing the server
          into a single 9P conversation.  The user-level server need
          not concern itself with how many processes are accessing it
          or with cleaning up after a process when it exits unexpect-
          edly.  On Unix, 9pserve takes the place of the Plan 9 ker-
          nel, multiplexing clients onto a single server conversation
          and cleaning up after clients when they hang up unexpect-
          edly.

          9pserve announces a 9P service on addr and multiplexes any
          9P clients connecting to addr into a single conversation
          with a 9P server on 9pserve's standard input and output.
          When a client hangs up, 9pserve flushes any outstanding 9P
          transactions and clunks any outstanding fids belonging to
          the client.

          9pserve is typically not invoked directly; use
          post9pservice(3) instead.

          The options are:

          -l   logging; write a debugging log to addr.log.

          -n   no authentication; respond to Tauth messages with an
               error (see attach(9P)).

          -v   verbose; more verbose when repeated

          -A   rewrite all attach messages to use aname and afid; used
               to implement srv(4)'s -a option

          -c   multiplex clients onto a single connection to addr,
               instead of standard input and output

          -M   do not initialize the connection with a Tversion mes-
               sage; instead assume 9P2000 and a maximum message size
               of msize

     SEE ALSO
          intro(4), intro(9p), 9pfuse(4)

     9PSERVE(4)                                             9PSERVE(4)

     SOURCE
          /src/cmd/9pserve.c