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 pfs_mountd(1M)                                               pfs_mountd(1M)

 NAME    [Toc]    [Back]
      pfs_mountd, pfs_mountd.rpc - PFS mount request server

 SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

 DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]
      This program is available with the Portable File System Package (PFS).
      pfs_mountd is an RPC server that answers file system mount requests.
      In the case of remote mount requests, it reads the file /etc/pfs_xtab,
      described in pfs_exports(5), to determine which file systems are
      available for mounting by which machines.

      It is recommended that the pfs_mountd daemon be invoked by rc(1M).  It
      must be invoked in the background.

      The pfs mount daemon is composed of two programs: pfs_mountd and
      pfs_mountd.rpc.  The pfs_mountd.rpc program should not be run
      directly.  It is invoked by the pfs_mountd program.

      The mount daemon assigns servers to mounted file systems in a
      round-robin fashion.  For example, if there are four pfs daemons, and
      four pfs_mount's are performed, each daemon will be serving a
      different mount.

    Options    [Toc]    [Back]
      -v   Verbose.  Show version number, etc.

 WARNINGS    [Toc]    [Back]
      PFS is obsolete and no longer supported on any HP-UX release.
      Delivery of PFS interfaces will be discontinued in the next HP-UX

      PFS, from Young Minds, Inc. (now defunct), was originally adopted by
      HP to provide accessibility to Rock Ridge Interchange file system
      format on CD-ROM file systems.  The equivalent functionality is now
      provided via the HP-UX CDFS file system type and HP-UX's standard file
      systems commands.

      PFS has known functionality and performance problems.  HP customers
      are urged to stop using the PFS interfaces, including these
      interfaces, pfs_mountd and pfs_mountd.rpc.  Customers should move to
      accessing all CD-ROM file system formats by using the standard HP-UX
      commands, specifying the file system type as cdfs.  For example, to
      mount a CD-ROM file system, use:

           mount -F cdfs /dev/dsk/c0t0d4 /cdrom

      There is no need to treat the cdfs file system type differently from
      any other file system type, therefore no special daemons or commands
      are required to access the variety of CD-ROM file system formats.

 Hewlett-Packard Company            - 1 -      HP-UX 11i Version 2: Sep 2004

 pfs_mountd(1M)                                               pfs_mountd(1M)

      See mount(1M) and mount_cdfs(1M).

 AUTHOR    [Toc]    [Back]
      pfs_mountd was developed by Young Minds, Inc.

 FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

 SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]
      pfs_exports(5), rc(1M).

 Hewlett-Packard Company            - 2 -      HP-UX 11i Version 2: Sep 2004
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