VIRGILD(8)                                             VIRGILD(8)

     NAME
          virgild - connection service for remote clients

     SYNOPSIS
          ndb/cs
          ip/virgild

     DESCRIPTION
          Virgild receives requests for name service on UDP/IP port
          virgil, defined as 2202 by services(6), and hard-coded in
          virgil(2). Each request has the form:

               userid?machine-name

          Virgild translates the machine-name using the local connec-
          tion server (see cs(8)), and sends a response of the follow-
          ing form to the requesting client:

               userid?machine-name=network-address

          If the machine-name cannot be translated, virgild makes no
          response; unless another server replies, the client's
          request will time out.

          Virgild requires that cs(8) be running before it is started.

     SOURCE
          /appl/cmd/ip/virgild.b

     SEE ALSO
          rcmd(1), cs(8)

     BUGS
          The userid part is currently unused but must still be
          included.
          Virgild is single threaded: a delay in translating a name
          for one client will delay response to any subsequent
          clients.

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