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RPC on Symbolics
Date: Thu, 8 Aug 1991 18:09 EDT
From: Eyvind Ness <email@example.com>
My God! How dense do you think I am?
Sorry, didn't mean to offend. It's difficult to tell from here how much
someone has figured out on their own. I don't think the 8.0
documentation ever says what unloaded systems you have to load to get
The problem is that on Symbolics
there seems to be no direct way of achieving the functionality of
CALLRPC and REGISTERRPC (well known library functions on every Sun
Microsystems compatible NFS/RPC implementation). There doesn't even
seem to be a portmapper/rpcbind process defined.
I have tried:
Find String <rpc-keywords> :files :>rel-8-0>**>*.lisp.newest
with no success, in spite of the fact that many interesting functions
are documented in Dex (probably UX400 stuff).
Sorry, I just noticed that you said "8.0". All this stuff is bundled
with 8.1, but in 8.0 you have to purchase NFS or a UX400 to get network
RPC facilities. It would be in SYS:EMBEDDING;RPC; if you had it.
Once you get it, there isn't a convenient CALLRPC function. There are
macros that define RPC stubs and type conversions, serving the same
purpose as Sun's rpcgen. Loading an RPC service automatically registers
it with the portmapper (Genera normally maps everything to the same
port, and a generic RPC server dispatches on the program and procedure