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1This is a Python interface to Sun RPC, designed and implemented mostly 2by reading the Internet RFCs about the subject. 3 4*** NOTE: xdr.py has evolved into the standard module xdrlib.py *** 5 6There are two library modules, xdr.py and rpc.py, and several example 7clients: mountclient.py, nfsclient.py, and rnusersclient.py, 8implementing the NFS Mount protocol, (part of) the NFS protocol, and 9the "rnusers" protocol (used by rusers(1)), respectively. The latter 10demonstrates the use of broadcast via the Port mapper's CALLIT 11procedure. 12 13There is also a way to create servers in Python. 14 15To test the nfs client, run it from the shell with something like this: 16 17 python -c 'import nfsclient; nfsclient.test()' [hostname [filesystemname]] 18 19When called without a filesystemname, it lists the filesystems at the 20host; default host is the local machine. 21 22Other clients are tested similarly. 23 24For hostname, use e.g. wuarchive.wustl.edu or gatekeeper.dec.com (two 25hosts that are known to export NFS filesystems with little restrictions). 26 27There are now two different RPC compilers: 28 291) Wim Lewis rpcgen.py found on http://www.omnigroup.com/~wiml/soft/stale-index.html#python. 30 312) Peter Ĺstrands rpcgen.py, which is part of "pynfs" (http://www.cendio.se/~peter/pynfs/).