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MOUNT(3R)                                                            MOUNT(3R)



NAME
       mount - keep track of remotely mounted filesystems

PROTOCOL
       /usr/include/rpcsvc/mount.x

DESCRIPTION
       The  mount protocol is separate from, but related to, the NFS protocol.
       It provides all of the operating system specific services  to  get  the
       NFS  off the ground -- looking up path names, validating user identity,
       and checking access permissions. Clients use the mount protocol to  get
       the  first  file handle, which allows them entry into a remote filesys-
       tem.

       The mount protocol is kept separate from the NFS protocol  to  make  it
       easy  to  plug  in  new  access checking and validation methods without
       changing the NFS server protocol.

       Note: the protocol definition  implies  stateful  servers  because  the
       server  maintains  a  list  of  client's mount requests. The mount list
       information is not critical for the correct functioning of  either  the
       client  or  the server. It is intended for advisory use only, for exam-
       ple, to warn people when a server is going down.

PROGRAMMING
       #include <&lt;rpcsvc/mount.h>&gt;

       The following XDR routines are available in librpcsvc:
       xdr_exportbody
       xdr_exports
       xdr_fhandle
       xdr_fhstatus
       xdr_groups
       xdr_mountbody
       xdr_mountlist
       xdr_path

SEE ALSO
       mount(8), mountd(8C), showmount(8)

       NFS Protocol Spec, in



                                6 October 1987                       MOUNT(3R)