mountd is an RPC server that answers file system mount requests. It reads the file /etc/dfs/sharetab (described in sharetab.4 to determine which file systems are available for mounting by which machines. It also provides information as to what file systems are mounted by which clients. This information can be printed using the dfmounts.1m command.
The mountd daemon is automatically invoked in run level 3.
Only super-user can run the mountd daemon.
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.
Created by unroff & hp-tools. © by Hans-Peter Bischof. All Rights Reserved (1997).
Last modified 21/April/97