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

NAME
     mountd -- service remote NFS mount	requests

SYNOPSIS
     mountd [-2dlnr] [exportsfile]

DESCRIPTION
     Mountd 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 filesystems from this server.

     -d	     Output debugging information.

     -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.nfs.nfs_privport sysctl flag,
	     which controls if the kernel will accept NFS requests from
	     reserved ports only.

     -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.

     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(8) by way of	vfsload(3).  If	this fails, or no NFS KLD was
     available,	mountd exits with an error.

FILES
     /etc/exports	  the list of exported filesystems
     /var/run/mountd.pid  the pid of the currently running mountd
     /var/db/mountdtab	  the current list of remote mounted filesystems

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

HISTORY
     The mountd	utility	first appeared in 4.4BSD.

FreeBSD	9.3			April 28, 1995			   FreeBSD 9.3

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