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 * [ RFC 1831 RPC: Remote Procedure Call Protocol specification: Version 2]
 * [ RFC 1832
XDR: External Data Representation Standard]
 * [ RFC 2203
RPCSEC_GSS Protocol Specification]
 * [ RFC 2695 Authentication Mechanisms for ONC RPC]
 * [ RFC 1831] "RPC: Remote Procedure Call Protocol specification: Version 2"
 * [ RFC 1832
] "XDR: External Data Representation Standard"
 * [ RFC 2203
] "RPCSEC_GSS Protocol Specification"
 * [ RFC 2695] "Authentication Mechanisms for ONC RPC"

Open Network Computing (ONC) Remote Procedure Call (RPC)

This is the ONC variant of ["RPC"]. Some other RPC mechanisms are also available.

XXX - add a brief ONC RPC description here


XXX - add a brief description of ONC RPC history

Protocol dependencies

  • ["UDP"]: ONC RPC can use ["UDP"] as its transport protocol; many RPC protocols are usually run on top of UDP.
  • ["TCP"]: ONC RPC can use ["TCP"] as its transport protocol; some protocols, such as ["NFS"], are, in recent times, more often being run over TCP.

Most ONC RPC services have no fixed port numbers assigned to them. The only exceptions are the portmapper and ["NFS"].

Example traffic

XXX - Add example traffic here (as plain text or Ethereal screenshot).


The RPC dissector is (fully functional, partially functional, not existing, ... whatever the current state is). Also add info of additional Ethereal features where appropriate, like special statistics of this protocol.

Preference Settings

(XXX add links to preference settings affecting how RPC is dissected).

Example capture file

XXX - Add a simple example capture file to the SampleCaptures page and link from here. Keep it short, it's also a good idea to gzip it to make it even smaller, as Ethereal can open gzipped files automatically.

Display Filter

A complete list of ONC RPC display filter fields can be found in the [ display filter reference]

  • Show only the ONC RPC based traffic:


Capture Filter

You cannot directly filter ONC RPC protocols while capturing. However, if you know the ["UDP"] or ["TCP"] port used for a particular protocol on a particular server, you can filter on that one for traffic to and from that server.


ONC-RPC (last edited 2008-04-12 17:51:24 by localhost)