Manual Reference Pages - MOUNTD (8)
- service remote
utility is the server for
mount requests from other client machines.
It listens for service requests at the port indicated in the
server specification; see
Network File System Protocol Specification,
RFC1094, Appendix A and
NFS: Network File System Version 3 Protocol Specification,
The following options are available:
Allow the administrator to force clients to use only the
protocol to mount file systems from this server.
Output debugging information.
will not detach from the controlling terminal and will print
debugging messages to stderr.
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.
Specify specific IP addresses to bind to for TCP and UDP requests.
This option may be specified multiple times.
option is specified,
will bind to
Note that when specifying IP addresses with
will automatically add
and if IPv6 is enabled,
to the list.
Cause all succeeded
requests to be logged.
Allow non-root mount requests to be served.
This should only be specified if there are clients such as PCs,
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.
This flag forces the system to run the old NFS server, which does not
have NFSv4 support in it.
to bind to the specified port, for both
This is typically done to ensure that the port which
binds to is a known quantity which can be used in firewall rulesets.
cannot bind to this port, an appropriate error will be recorded in
the system log, and the daemon will then exit.
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
the entire file system in which the swapfiles resides
will have to be exported with the
Specify an alternate location
for the exports file.
More than one exports file can be specified.
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.
crashes while an exports load is in progress,
must be restarted to get the nfsd threads running again, if this
option is used.
it loads the export host addresses and options into the kernel
After changing the exports file,
a hangup signal should be sent to the
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
logged any parsing
errors in the exports file.
detects that the running kernel does not include
support, it will attempt to load a loadable kernel module containing
If this fails, or no
KLD was available,
exits with an error.
the list of exported file systems
the pid of the currently running mountd
the current list of remote mounted file systems
utility first appeared in
BSD 4.4 .
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