mountd - Services remote NFS compatible mount requests
mountd [-n] [-i] [-d] [-s] [exportsfile]
The optional -n option allows non-root mount requests to be served. This should only be specified if there are clients such as PC's that require it. ULTRIX BSD allowed non-root mount requests by default. Use the -n flag to allow non-root mount requests. Turns on Internet address verification for mounts and unmounts. If the client's address cannot be translated to a host name, the request is rejected. If you are running the BIND service, the BIND server is used to translate the address. If you are not, the /etc/hosts file is used.
The mountd daemon is the server for NFS protocol mount requests from clients. The mountd daemon responds to requests from remote computer systems to mount directories. When getting the signal SIGHUP, mountd rereads the exports file.
The optional exportsfile argument specifies an alternate location for the exports file. /etc/exports is the default.
Note, NFS Version 2 can export partitions that are greater than 2 gigabytes. However, they appear as 2 gigabyte partitions when viewed from NFS clients.
Specifies the command path Contains a list of directories that can be exported Contains a table of local file systems mounted by remote NFS clients Contains errors logged by the mountd daemon
Commands: nfsstat(8), nfsd(8), portmap(8), showmount(8)
Files: exports(4), mountdtab(4) delim off