How do I enable the UniRPC daemon?


  • Check /etc/services file for an existing entry:
grep 31438 /etc/services
  • If it doesn’t exist, add the necessary line to the /etc/services file manually, or using the commands below:
uvrpc           31438/tcp                       # uvNet rpc port
cp /etc/services /etc/services.`date +%Y%m%d.%H%M%S`
echo "uvrpc           31438/tcp                       # uvNet rpc port" >> /etc/services
  • Start the UniRPC daemon manually:
  • The UniRPC daemon will start automatically on future boots from the main UniVerse startup script


  • Telnet to the local server on port 31438 and make sure there’s a response
[root@firestorm ~]# telnet localhost 31438
Connected to localhost.localdomain (
Escape character is '^]'.

telnet> quit
Connection closed.
  • Check for the unirpcd process
ps -ef|grep unirpcd