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MOUNTD(8)						    BSD System Manager's Manual 						 MOUNTD(8)

NAME
mountd -- service remote NFS mount requests SYNOPSIS
mountd [-dN] [-P policy] [-p port] [exportsfile] DESCRIPTION
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 Protocol Specification, Appendix I. Options and operands available for mountd: -d Enable debugging mode. mountd will not detach from the controlling terminal and will print debugging messages to stderr. -N Do not require privileged ports for mount or NFS RPC calls. This option is equivalent to specifying ``-noresvport -noresvmnt'' on every export. See exports(5) for more information. Some operating systems (notably Mac OS X) require this option. -P policy IPsec policy string, as described in ipsec_set_policy(3). Multiple IPsec policy strings may be specified by using a semicolon as a separator. If conflicting policy strings are found in a single line, the last string will take effect. If an invalid IPsec policy string is used mountd logs an error message and terminates itself. -p port Force mountd to bind to the given port. If this option is not given, mountd may bind to every anonymous port (in the range 600-1023) which causes trouble when trying to use NFS through a firewall. exportsfile The exportsfile argument specifies an alternative location for the exports file. When mountd is started, it loads the export host addresses and options into the kernel using the nfssvc(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 -s HUP `cat /var/run/mountd.pid`), check the syslog output to see if mountd logged any parsing errors in the exports file. After receiving SIGTERM, mountd sends a broadcast request to remove the mount list from all the clients. This can take a long time, since the broadcast request waits for each client to respond. FILES
/etc/exports the list of exported filesystems /var/run/mountd.pid the pid of the currently running mountd /var/db/mountdtab the list of remotely mounted filesystems SEE ALSO
nfsstat(1), nfssvc(2), exports(5), nfsd(8), rpcbind(8), showmount(8) HISTORY
The mountd utility first appeared in 4.4BSD. BSD
November 2, 2011 BSD

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MOUNTD(8)						    BSD System Manager's Manual 						 MOUNTD(8)

NAME
mountd -- service remote NFS mount requests SYNOPSIS
mountd [-2delnorS] [-h bindip] [-p port] [exportsfile ...] DESCRIPTION
The mountd utility is the server for NFS mount requests from other client machines. It listens for service requests at the port indicated in the NFS server specification; see Network File System Protocol Specification, RFC1094, Appendix A and NFS: Network File System Version 3 Protocol Specification, Appendix I. The following options are available: -2 Allow the administrator to force clients to use only the version 2 NFS protocol to mount file systems from this server. -d Output debugging information. mountd will not detach from the controlling terminal and will print debugging messages to stderr. -e The new NFS server that includes NFSv4 support is now the default, so this option is now a no-op and should be considered deprecated. -h bindip Specify specific IP addresses to bind to for TCP and UDP requests. This option may be specified multiple times. If no -h option is specified, mountd will bind to INADDR_ANY. Note that when specifying IP addresses with -h, mountd will automatically add 127.0.0.1 and if IPv6 is enabled, ::1 to the list. -l Cause all succeeded mountd requests to be logged. -n Allow non-root mount requests to be served. This should only be specified if there are clients such as PC's, that require it. It will automatically clear the vfs.nfsrv.nfs_privport sysctl flag, which controls if the kernel will accept NFS requests from reserved ports only. -o This flag forces the system to run the old NFS server, which does not have NFSv4 support in it. -p port Force mountd to bind to the specified port, for both AF_INET and AF_INET6 address families. This is typically done to ensure that the port which mountd binds to is a known quantity which can be used in firewall rulesets. If mountd cannot bind to this port, an appropriate error will be recorded in the system log, and the daemon will then exit. -r Allow mount RPCs requests for regular files to be served. Although this seems to violate the mount protocol specification, some diskless workstations do mount requests for their swapfiles and expect them to be regular files. Since a regular file cannot be specified in /etc/exports, the entire file system in which the swapfiles resides will have to be exported with the -alldirs flag. exportsfile Specify an alternate location for the exports file. More than one exports file can be specified. -S Tell mountd to suspend/resume execution of the nfsd threads whenever the exports list is being reloaded. This avoids intermittent access errors for clients that do NFS RPCs while the exports are being reloaded, but introduces a delay in RPC response while the reload is in progress. If mountd crashes while an exports load is in progress, mountd must be restarted to get the nfsd threads run- ning again, if this option is used. 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 -s HUP `cat /var/run/mountd.pid`), check the syslog output to see if mountd logged any parsing errors in the exports file. If mountd detects that the running kernel does not include NFS support, it will attempt to load a loadable kernel module containing NFS code, using kldload(2). If this fails, or no NFS KLD was available, mountd exits with an error. FILES
/etc/exports the list of exported file systems /var/run/mountd.pid the pid of the currently running mountd /var/db/mountdtab the current list of remote mounted file systems SEE ALSO
nfsstat(1), kldload(2), nfsv4(4), exports(5), nfsd(8), rpcbind(8), showmount(8) HISTORY
The mountd utility first appeared in 4.4BSD. BSD
October 14, 2012 BSD
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