Manual page for EXPORTFS(8)
exportfs - export and unexport directories to NFS clients
makes a local directory or filename
available for mounting over the network by
It is normally invoked at boot time by the
script, and uses information contained in the
file to export
(which must be specified as a full pathname).
The super-user can run
at any time to alter the list or characteristics of
exported directories and filenames.
Directories and files that are currently exported are listed in the file
With no options or arguments,
prints out the list of directories and filenames currently exported.
All. Export all pathnames listed in
is specified, unexport all of the currently exported pathnames.
Ignore the options in
for the options associated with the exported pathname.
Unexport the indicated pathnames.
Print each directory or filename as it is exported or unexported.
- -o options
Specify a comma-separated list of optional characteristics for
the pathname being exported.
can be selected from among:
Export the pathname read-only. If not specified, the pathname
is exported read-write.
Export the pathname read-mostly.
Read-mostly means exported read-only to most
machines, but read-write to those specified.
If not specified, the pathname is exported read-write to all.
If a request comes from an unknown user, use
as the effective user
Note: root users (UID 0) are always
considered ``unknown'' by the
server, unless they are included in the
The default value for this option is the
of the user ``nobody''.
If the user ``nobody'' does not exist
then the value 65534 is used.
Setting the value of ``anon'' to 65535 disables anonymous access.
Note: by default secure
accepts insecure requests as anonymous,
and those wishing for extra security can disable this feature by setting
``anon'' to 65535.
Give root access only to the root users from a specified
The default is for no hosts to be granted root access.
Give mount access to each
can either be a hostname, or a netgroup (see
in the list is first checked for in the
database, and then the
database. The default value allows any
machine to mount the given directory.
Require clients to use a more secure protocol when
accessing the directory.
static export information
current state of exported pathnames
You cannot export a directory that is either
a parent- or a sub-directory
of one that is currently exported and
within the same filesystem.
It would be illegal, for example, to export both
if both directories resided in the same disk partition.
Created by unroff & hp-tools.
© by Hans-Peter Bischof. All Rights Reserved (1997).
Last modified 21/April/97