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Protocols for Interworking: XNFS, Version 3W
Copyright © 1998 The Open Group


NLMPROC3_NULL - Do Nothing

Call Arguments


Return Arguments


RPC Procedure Description

void NLMPROC4_NULL(void) = 0;


The NULL procedure does no work. It is made available in all RPC services to allow server response testing and timing.

Implementation Guidance

It is important that this procedure do no work at all so that it can be used to measure the overhead of processing a service request. By convention, the NULL procedure should never require any authentication.

Return Codes

It is possible that some server implementations may return RPC errors based on security and authentication requirements.

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