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       afmserver - the multi-stream server of the afbackup package


       afmserver [ <options> ] [ <configuration-file> ]


       The  multi-stream  server  able  to  serve several clients in parallel.
       This program works as a protocol multiplexing frontend for  the  normal
       server,  that  in  turn  is  started as backend in slave mode.  For the
       client side this server looks exactly like  the  normal  single  stream
       server,  so  for  them  there is nothing special contac- ting the multi
       stream server.  The clients must pass a unique identifier to the  multi
       stream  server. Otherwise it cannot distinguish the clients, especially
       when dispatching the data on tape  to  the  clients.  By  default  this
       identifier  is  the official hostname of the client, that is determined
       from the connection. A client may pass  a  different  identifier  after
       having  connected  and  authenticated  successfully.   The  options are
       identical to those of the server program except for option -S, that  is
       not applicable here, cause the multi-stream server doesn’t know a slave
       mode. The other options are also passed to  the  server  backend  (see:
       afserver(8)),  except  for  the  following, that are understood only by

       -d     Daemonize. Go into the background and run forever.  This is  the
              way,  the  multi  stream server can be started without using the
              inetd. -p should be supplied when using this option

       -p <port>
              The TCP port number or service name, the server should bind  to.
              If started via inetd, the inetd binds to the port and starts the
              mserver connected to the  port.  When  started  as  daemon,  the
              mserver  must  be  told  the  port to bind to. If not given, the
              service entry afmbackup is used or, if not  found,  the  default
              port 2989


              Server configuration file

              The directory for logging the server actions

              Some internal state information of the server.


       afserver(8),   afclientconfig(8),  xafclientconfig(8),  full_backup(8),
       incr_backup(8),     afverify(8),      afrestore(8),      xafrestore(8),
       update_indexes(8),    copy_tape(8),    afclient.conf(8),   afserver(8),
       afmserver(8), afserver.conf(8), cartis(8), cartready(8), label_tape(8),


       afbackup  was  written  by Albert Fluegel ( This manpage was
       extracted  from  the  text  docs  by  Christian  Meder  (meder@isr.uni-