SRV(4) Kernel Interfaces Manual SRV(4)
srv, 9fs, dk232, dkmodem - start network file service
srv [ -m ] [net!]system[!service] [ srvname [ mtpt ] ]
9fs [net!]system [mountpoint]
Srv dials the given machine and initializes the connection to serve the
9P protocol. It then creates in /srv a file named srvname. Users can
then mount (see bind(1)) the service, typically on a name in /n, to
access the files provided by the remote machine. If srvname is omit-
ted, the first argument to srv is used. Option m directs srv to mount
the service on /n/system or onto mtpt if it is given.
The specified service must serve 9P. Usually service can be omitted;
when calling some non-Plan 9 systems, a service such as u9fs must be
The 9fs command does the srv and the mount necessary to make available
the files of system on network net. The files are mounted on mount-
point, if given; otherwise they are mounted on /n/system. If system
contains characters, only the last element of system is used in the /n
9fs recognizes some special names, such as dump to make the dump file
system available on /n/dump. 9fs is an rc(1) script; examine it to see
what local conventions apply.
Dk232 configures a serial line as a Datakit device and connects to a
file server (default bootes) using 9fs.
Dkmodem dials a file server at telephone number telno and configures
the line as a Datakit device using 9fs.
To see kremvax's and deepthought's files in /n/kremvax and
The TCP port used for 9P is 564.
/srv/* ports to file systems and servers posted by srv and 9fs
bind(1), dial(2), srv(3), ftpfs(4), dkconfig(8)