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


NAME

     mountd -- service remote NFS mount requests


SYNOPSIS

     Obsolete.  See nfsd(8).


DESCRIPTION

     The mountd daemon was formerly the server for NFS mount requests from NFS
     clients.  This functionality has been moved into the NFS server daemon
     nfsd(8).

     Please refer to nfsd(8) for NFS server documenation.

     The following is a list of former mountd options that are now available
     as nfsd(8) options:

           mountd option    nfsd option        Description
           -n               -N                 allow non-root mounts
           -r               -R                 allow regular file mounts
           exportsfile      -F exportsfile     alternate exports file

     However, such configuration options are normally specified via
     nfs.conf(5).

     When the NFS server is started, it loads the export host addresses and
     options into the kernel using the nfssvc(2) system call.  After changing
     the list of exports (either directly or indirectly via a change in net-
     group membership), the administrator should send a hangup signal to the
     nfsd daemon to get it to reload the export information:

           kill -s HUP `cat /var/run/nfsd.pid`

     For backwards compatibility, the following should also work:

           kill -s HUP `cat /var/run/mountd.pid`

     Any errors encountered while processing the export entries will be logged
     via syslog(3).


FILES

     /etc/exports         the list of exported filesystems
     /var/run/mountd.pid  the pid of the currently running mountd
     /var/run/mountdtab   the current list of outstanding mounts served
     /var/run/mountdexptab
                          information about exported file systems and directo-
                          ries (UUIDs, handles, ...)


SEE ALSO

     nfsd(8), exports(5), nfs.conf(5), nfsstat(1), portmap(8), showmount(8)


HISTORY

     The mountd utility first appeared in 4.4BSD.  It's functionality was
     merged into nfsd(8) in Darwin 9.

BSD                            November 10, 2006                           BSD

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