3.2.5.1 Begin

In the "Begin" state, the client awaits a request from the higher layer. After a request from the higher layer is made, the client sends a request to the server or servers. The request type determines what state the client enters next.

If the client sends a CLNT_UCAST_INST or CLNT_UCAST_DAC request to the server, the client MUST then enter the "Client Waits For Response From Server" state. If the client sends a CLNT_UCAST_EX or CLNT_BCAST_EX request to a server or servers, the client MUST then enter the "Client Waits For Response From Server(s)" state.