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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     mountd - service remote NFS mount requests

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     mountd [-dn] [exportsfile]

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     mountd is the server  for  NFS  mount  requests  from  other
client machines.
     mountd listens for service requests at the port indicated in
the NFS
     server  specification;  see  Network  File  System  Protocol
Specification, RFC
     1094,  Appendix  A  and  NFS:  Network File System Version 3
     Specification, Appendix I.

     The options are as follows:

     -d      Enable debugging mode.  mountd will not detach  from
the controlling
  terminal  and will print debugging messages to

     -n      Do not require that clients make mount requests from
             ports.  (Normally, only mount requests from reserved
ports are
             accepted.)  This option should only be specified  if
there are
             clients,  such  as PCs, that need it.  The use of -n
             discouraged, as it opens up a wide range of security

             The  exportsfile argument specifies an alternate location for the
             exports file.

     When mountd is started, it loads the export  host  addresses
and options
     into  the  kernel  using  the  mount(2)  system call.  After
changing the exports
 file, a hangup signal should be  sent  to  the  mountd
daemon to get it
     to  reload the export information.  After sending the SIGHUP
(kill -HUP
     `cat /var/run/mountd.pid`), check the syslog output  to  see
if mountd
     logged any parsing errors in the exports file.

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

     /etc/exports         list of exported filesystems
     /var/run/mountd.pid  PID of the currently running mountd

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     nfsstat(1), exports(5), nfsd(8), portmap(8), showmount(8)

HISTORY    [Toc]    [Back]

     The mountd utility first appeared in 4.4BSD.

OpenBSD      3.6                          April      28,     1995
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