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

NAME
     mountd -- service remote NFS mount requests

SYNOPSIS
     Obsolete.  See nfsd(8).

DESCRIPTION
     The mountd daemon was formerly the server for NFS mount requests from NFS clients.  This functionality
     has been moved into the NFS server daemon nfsd(8).

     Please refer to nfsd(8) for NFS server documenation.

     The following is a list of former mountd options that are now available as nfsd(8) options:

           mountd option    nfsd option        Description
           -n               -N                 allow non-root mounts
           -r               -R                 allow regular file mounts
           exportsfile      -F exportsfile     alternate exports file

     However, such configuration options are normally specified via nfs.conf(5).

     When the NFS server is started, it loads the export host addresses and options into the kernel using
     the nfssvc(2) system call.  After changing the list of exports (either directly or indirectly via a
     change in netgroup membership), the administrator should send a hangup signal to the nfsd daemon to get
     it to reload the export information:

           kill -s HUP `cat /var/run/nfsd.pid`

     For backwards compatibility, the following should also work:

           kill -s HUP `cat /var/run/mountd.pid`

     Any errors encountered while processing the export entries will be logged via syslog(3).

FILES
     /etc/exports         the list of exported filesystems
     /var/run/mountd.pid  the pid of the currently running mountd
     /var/run/mountdtab   the current list of outstanding mounts served
     /var/run/mountdexptab
                          information about exported file systems and directories (UUIDs, handles, ...)

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

HISTORY
     The mountd utility first appeared in 4.4BSD.  It's functionality was merged into nfsd(8) in Darwin 9.

BSD                            November 10, 2006                           BSD

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