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MOUNTD(8)               OpenBSD System Manager's Manual              MOUNTD(8)

NAME
     mountd - service remote NFS mount requests

SYNOPSIS
     mountd [-dn] [exportsfile]

DESCRIPTION
     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, RFC
     1094, Appendix A and NFS: Network File System Version 3 Protocol
     Specification, Appendix I.

     The options are as follows:

     -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 requests from reserved ports are
             accepted.)  This option should only be specified if there are
             clients, such as PCs, that need it.  The use of -n is STRONGLY
             discouraged, as it opens up a wide range of security problems.

     exportsfile
             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.

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

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

HISTORY
     The mountd utility first appeared in 4.4BSD.

OpenBSD 3.6                     April 28, 1995                               1