mountd - NFS mount request server
/usr/sbin/rpc.mountd [-l log_file] [-t n] [-p]
mountd is an RPC server that answers file system mount requests. It
reads file /etc/xtab (described in exports(4)) to determine which
directories are available to which machines. It also provides
information on what file systems are mounted by which clients. This
information can be printed using the showmount command (see
rpc.mountd can be started at boot time by setting the variable
NFS_SERVER to 1 in the file /etc/rc.config.d/nfsconf.
mountd recognizes the following options:
-l log_file Log any errors to the named log file, log_file.
Errors are not logged if the -l option is not
The information logged to the file includes the date
and time of the error, the host name, process ID and
name of the function generating the error, and the
error message. Note that different services can
share a single log file since enough information is
included to uniquely identify each error.
-p Run from unreserved ports. This option restores the
old default behavior on HP-UX. The default has been
changed for the mount daemon to run from reserved
ports unless this option is set.
-tn Specify tracing level n , where n can have one of the
1 Errors only (default)
2 Errors, mount requests and mount failures
The default behavior of the mount daemon is to run from reserved
ports. If the daemon needs to be run from unreserved ports, use the
If a client crashes, executing showmount on the server will show that
the client still has a file system mounted; i.e., the client's entry
is not removed from /etc/rmtab until the client reboots and executes
umount -a (see showmount(1M)).
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Also, if a client mounts the same remote directory twice, only one
entry appears in /etc/rmtab. Doing a umount of one of these
directories removes the single entry and showmount no longer indicates
that the remote directory is mounted.
mountd was developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
/etc/rmtab List of all hosts having file systems mounted from
inetd(1M), mount(1M), portmap(1M), showmount(1M), exports(4),
inetd.conf(4), inetd.sec(4), rmtab(4), services(4).
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