NAME [Toc] [Back]
pfs_exports, pfs_xtab - directories to export to PFS clients
SYNOPSIS [Toc] [Back]
DESCRIPTION [Toc] [Back]
The /etc/pfs_exports file contains entries for directories that can be
exported to PFS clients. This file is read automatically by the
pfs_exportfs(1M) command. If you change this file, you must run
pfs_exportfs(1M) for the changes to affect the daemon's operation.
It is recommended that you place a command in rc(1M) so that
pfs_exportfs(1M) is executed at boot time.
The /etc/pfs_xtab file contains entries for directories that are
currently exported. You should not modify this file directly. Future
updates to the PFS package will contain libraries for editing this
file. (Use the -u option of pfs_exportfs to remove entries from this
An entry for a directory consists of a line of the following form:
directory -option[,option ]...
directory is the pathname of a directory (or file).
option is one of
Give mount access to each client listed.
A client must be a hostname. The
default value allows any machine to
mount the given directory.
A # (pound-sign) anywhere in the file indicates a comment that extends
to the end of the line.
EXAMPLES [Toc] [Back]
/usr/local # export to the world
/usr2 -access=hermes:zip:tutorial # export to only these machines
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PFS is obsolete and no longer supported on any HP-UX release.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
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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
PFS has known functionality and performance problems. HP customers
are urged to stop using the PFS interfaces, including these
interfaces, pfs_exports and pfs_xtab. 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.
See mount(1M) and mount_cdfs(1M).
AUTHOR [Toc] [Back]
pfs_exports was developed by Young Minds, Inc.
FILES [Toc] [Back]
SEE ALSO [Toc] [Back]
hosts(4), pfs_exportfs(1M), pfsd(1M), pfs_mountd(1M), rc(1M).
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