The Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service provides connections between
individual procedures in an application across heterogeneous systems
in a transparent way.
o The process or daemon which maintains the local
endpoint map for RPC servers and looks up endpoints
for RPC clients is called DCE Daemon (DCED). It allows
client/server RPC applications to register their specific
endpoints. Registering endpoints allows remote clients of
the application to find the server application's entry
point on the system.
The DCE daemon can be started or stopped with the
command files DCE$RPC_STARTUP.COM and DCE$RPC_SHUTDOWN.COM,
which are located in SYS$COMMON:[SYSMGR].
o The rpccp control program accesses DCE$RPCCP.EXE, the RPC
control program. RPCCP also supports showing the elements
of the local endpoint map and removing elements from it.