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

     mountd - service remote NFS mount requests

     mountd [-dn] [exportsfile]

     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:

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

     -n      This flag used to indicate that clients were required to make re-
             quests from reserved ports, but it is now no longer functional.
             It is only provided for backwards compatibility. Requests are
             checked for reserved ports on a per-export basis, see exports(5).

             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 mount(2) system call.  After changing the ex-
     ports 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/`), 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.

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

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

     The mountd utility first appeared in 4.4BSD.

NetBSD 1.6                      April 28, 1995                               1

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