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MOUNTD(8)               OpenBSD 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      Do not require that clients make mount requests from reserved
             ports.  (Normally, only mount requsts from reserved ports are ac-
             cepted.)  This option should only be specified if there are
             clients, such as PC's, that need it.  The use of -n is STRONGLY
             discouraged, as it opens up a wide range of security problems.

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

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

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

     The mountd utility first appeared in 4.4BSD.

OpenBSD 2.3                     April 28, 1995                               1

Source: OpenBSD 2.6 man pages. Copyright: Portions are copyrighted by BERKELEY
SOFTWARE DESIGN, INC., The Regents of the University of California, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, Free Software Foundation, FreeBSD Inc., and others.

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