mountd - server for NFS mount requests and NFS access checks


     /usr/lib/nfs/mountd [-v] [-r]


     mountd is an RPC server that answers requests for NFS access
     information  and  file  system  mount requests. It reads the
     file /etc/dfs/sharetab to determine which file  systems  are
     available  for mounting by which remote machines. See share-
     tab(4). nfsd running on the local server will contact mountd
     the  first time an  NFS client tries to access the file sys-
     tem to determine whether the client should  get  read-write,
     read-only, or no access. This access can be dependent on the
     security mode used in the remoted procedure  call  from  the
     client. See share_nfs(1M).

     The command also provides information as to what  file  sys-
     tems  are  mounted by which clients. This information can be
     printed using the showmount(1M) command.

     The mountd daemon is automatically invoked in run level 3.

     Only super user can run the mountd daemon.


     The following options are supported:

     -r    Reject mount requests from clients. Clients that  have
           file systems mounted will not be affected.

     -v    Run the command in verbose  mode.   Each  time  mountd
           determines  what  access  a client should get, it will
           log the result to the console, as well as how  it  got
           that result.


           shared file system table


     See attributes(5) for descriptions of the  following  attri-

    |       ATTRIBUTE TYPE        |       ATTRIBUTE VALUE       |
    | Availability                | SUNWnfssu                   |


     nfsd(1M), share_nfs(1M), showmount(1M), sharetab(4),  attri-


     If  nfsd is running, mountd must also be running in order to
     be  assured  that  the   NFS server can respond to requests,
     otherwise, the  NFS service can hang.

     Some routines  that  compare  hostnames  use  case-sensitive
     string  comparisons;   some  do  not. If an incoming request
     fails, verify that the case of the  hostname in the file  to
     be  parsed matches the case of the hostname called  for, and
     attempt the request again.

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