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OpenDarwin 7.2.1 - man page for mountd (opendarwin section 8)

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

NAME
     mountd -- service remote NFS mount requests

SYNOPSIS
     /sbin/mountd [-nr] [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, RFC1094, Appendix A and NFS: Network File System Version 3
     Protocol Specification, Appendix I.

     Options and operands available for mountd:

     -n      The -n option allows non-root mount requests to be served.  This should only be
	     specified if there are clients such as PC's, that require it.

     -r      The -r option allows 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
	     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 -s HUP `cat /var/run/mountd.pid`), check the syslog output to see if mountd logged any
     parsing errors in the exports file.

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

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

HISTORY
     The mountd utility first appeared in 4.4BSD.

BSD					  April 28, 1995				      BSD


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