MOUNTD(1M)MOUNTD(1M)NAMEmountd - server for NFS mount requests and NFS access checks
/usr/lib/nfs/mountd [-v] [-r]
DESCRIPTIONmountd is an RPC server that answers requests for NFS access informa‐
tion 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
The command also provides information as to what file systems are
mounted by which clients. This information can be printed using the
The mountd daemon is automatically invoked by share(1M).
Only super user can run the mountd daemon.
The options shown below are supported for NFSv2/v3 clients. They are
not supported for NFSv4 clients.
Reject mount requests from clients. Clients that have file sys‐
tems mounted will not be affected.
Run the command in verbose mode. Each time mountd determines what
access a client should get, it will log the result to the con‐
sole, as well as how it got that result.
shared file system table
SEE ALSOnfsd(1M), share(1M), share_nfs(1M), showmount(1M), nfs(4), sharetab(4),
Since mountd must be running for nfsd to function properly, mountd is
automatically started by the svc:/network/nfs/server service. See
Some routines that compare hostnames use case-sensitive string compar‐
isons; 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 host‐
name called for, and attempt the request again.
Mar 02, 2014 MOUNTD(1M)