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rpc.mountd [options]

NFS/NIS command. NFS mount request server. mountd reads the file /etc/exports to determine which filesystems are available for mounting by which machines. It also provides information about which filesystems are mounted by which clients. See also nfsd.


-d kind, --debug kind

Specify debugging facility. Accepted values for kind are general, call, auth, parse, and all.

-f file, --exports-file file

Read the export permissions from file instead of /etc/exports.

-F, --foreground

Run mountd in the foreground.

-h, --help

Print help message, then exit.

-n, --no-tcp

Use UDP for mounts.

-N n, --no-nfs-version n

Do not offer NFS version n.

-o n, --descriptors n

Allow no more than n open file descriptors. The default is 256.

-p n, --port n

Bind to specified port instead of accepting a port from portmapper.

-v, --version

Print the version number, then exit.

-V n, --nfs-version n

Explicity offer NFS version n.



Information about mount permissions.


List of filesystems currently mounted by clients.

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