SYNOPSIS

       /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/bpcd [-standalone] [-debug]  [-portnum  number]  [-key-
              file] [-restrict_if host_or_ip]


DESCRIPTION

       bpcd  is communications daemon that is activated by the NetBackup Client Service
       bpinetd(1M) on Windows systems. Typically, bpcd is  activated  by  inetd(1M)  on
       UNIX systems.

       The bpcd daemon accepts requests from NetBackup servers. Requests include initi-
       ating backup and restore jobs and getting and  setting  NetBackup  configuration
       parameters.

       When  you install NetBackup on a UNIX client, the installation process typically
       adds entries for bpcd to /etc/services and /etc/inetd.conf.

       The services entry looks like this:

              bpcd 13782/tcp       bpcd

       The inetd.conf entry on UNIX looks like this:

              bpcd stream  tcp     nowait  root    /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/bpcd bpcd


OPTIONS

       -standalone
                 Available only on UNIX clients and specifies that bpcd will  run  con-
                 tinuously rather than being started by inetd.

       -debug

                 Available  only  on  UNIX clients and implies -standalone. This option
                 prevents bpcd from forking and does not disconnect  it  from  standard
                 input, output, and error.

       -portnum number
                 Available  only on UNIX clients and implies -standalone. Specifies the
                 port number where bpcd listens for requests.  The default is the  bpcd
                 entry in: /etc/services.

       -restrict_if host_or_ip
                 Available  only on UNIX clients and implies -standalone. Specifies the
                 local network  interface  that  bpcd  will  accept  connections  from.
                 Default  is  to  accept connections from all local network interfaces.
                 You can specify either a host name or an IP address.

       -keyfile  Available only on UNIX clients and implies "-standalone". When  speci-
                 fied, you will be prompted for the NetBackup key file pass phrase that
                 will allow bpcd to access the NetBackup encryption key file.  See  the
                 section "Additional Key File Security (UNIX clients only)" in the VER-
                 ITAS NetBackup Encryption System Administrator's Guide for  additional