MOUNTD(1M) Maintenance Commands MOUNTD(1M)


mountd - server for NFS mount requests and NFS access checks


/usr/lib/nfs/mountd [-rv]


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 sharetab(4). nfsd running on the local server will contact
mountd the first time an NFS client tries to access the file system 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 systems are mounted
by which clients. This information can be printed using the showmount(1M)

The mountd daemon is automatically invoked by share(1M).

Only super user can run the mountd daemon.

See nfs(4) for available configuration properties for mountd.


The options shown below are supported for NFSv2/v3 clients. They are not
supported for NFSv4 clients.

-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


nfsd(1M), share(1M), share_nfs(1M), sharectl(1M), showmount(1M), nfs(4),
sharetab(4), attributes(5)


Since mountd must be running for nfsd to function properly, mountd is
automatically started by the svc:/network/nfs/server service. See nfs(4).

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.

illumos March 12, 2016 illumos