Index

# in maps
Step 1: Creating the Maps

& automount metacharacter
The Ampersand (&)

– in maps
Including Supplementary Maps

/– mount point
Master Maps
Direct Maps

–hosts map
Master Maps
Setting Up a Default Automount Environment

* automount metacharacter
The Asterisk (*)

+ in maps
Including Supplementary Maps

\\ automount metacharacter
The Backslash (\)

access export option
/etc/exports Options
Recommendations for Exporting

anon export option
Recommendations for Exporting
/etc/exports Options

asynchronous data transfer
Input/Output Management

attribute caching
/etc/fstab Options

automount
at system startup
System Startup
definition
Automatic Mounting
map types
The Effect of Map Types
automount Map Types
maps
automount Files and Maps
metacharacters
Using Metacharacters
modifying maps
Modifying the Automounter Maps
NIS maps
Including Supplementary Maps
process description
Understanding the Automount Process
The Automounter
recommendations
Recommendations for Automounting
setting up custom environment
Setting Up a Custom Automount Environment
setting up default environment
Setting Up a Default Automount Environment
starting command
Step 2: Starting the automount Program
symbolic links
Using Hierarchical Formats in Group Mounts
Mounting
testing
Step 4: Testing automount
verifying process is running
Step 3: Verifying the automount Process

automount command
Step 2: Starting the automount Program
automount Command Options
Setting Up a Default Automount Environment
Using Environment Variables
Modifying the Automounter Maps
Step 2: Starting the automount Program
at system startup
System Startup
error messages
Verbose automount Error Messages
killing
Modifying Direct Maps

" automount metacharacter
Double quotes (")

back file system
The CacheFS File System

back files
The CacheFS File System

bg mount option
Recommendations for /etc/fstab Mounting
/etc/fstab Options

biod daemon
Everything Works Slowly

cached file systems
mounting a CD-ROM
Mounting a CD-ROM as a Cached File System

cached file systems
back file system
The CacheFS File System
checking (fsck_cachefs)
Checking a Cached File System
creating
Creating a Cache
definition
The Cache File System
deleting
Deleting a CacheFS File System
displaying information about
Displaying Information About Cached File Systems
front file system
The CacheFS File System
fstab entries
Creating an fstab Entry for Cached File Systems
maxblocks parameter
Cache Resource Parameters
maxfiles parameter
Cache Resource Parameters
minblocks parameter
Cache Resource Parameters
minfiles parameter
Cache Resource Parameters
modifying parameters
Modifying CacheFS File System Parameters
mounting
Mounting a Cached File System
parameters
Cache Resource Parameters
setting parameters
Setting Cache Parameters
setting up
Setting Up a Cached File System
threshblocks parameter
Cache Resource Parameters

CacheFS
troubleshooting
Troubleshooting CacheFS

cfsadmin command
Modifying CacheFS File System Parameters
Setting Cache Parameters
Deleting a CacheFS File System
Creating a Cache

cfsadmin error messages
cfsadmin Error Messages

cfsadmin parameter
Cache Resource Parameters

chkconfig command
automount flag
Step 2: Starting the automount Program
Setting Up a Default Automount Environment
The Automounter
cachefs flag
Setting Up the CacheFS File System
lockd flag
Setting Up the Lock Manager
nfs flag
Setting Up an NFS Client
Setting Up a Default Automount Environment
Setting Up the NFS Server

client
definition
Client-Server Fundamentals
performance
Changing the Number of NFS Server Daemons
setting up
Setting Up an NFS Client

client-server model
Client-Server Fundamentals

crash recovery
and lock manager
Locking and Crash Recovery
and network status monitor
Locking and the Network Status Monitor

delayed writes
Input/Output Management

deleting
cached file systems
Deleting a CacheFS File System

direct maps
Step 1: Creating the Maps
Master Maps
modifying
Modifying Direct Maps

diskless workstations
NFS and Diskless Workstations

environment variables in maps
Using Environment Variables

error messages
automount
General automount Error Messages
mount
mount Error Messages
verbose automount
Verbose automount Error Messages

/etc/auto.indirect file
Modifying Direct Maps

/etc/auto.master file
Modifying the Master Map
Step 1: Creating the Maps
Master Maps

/etc/config/automount.options file
Step 2: Starting the automount Program
The Automounter
automount Files and Maps
Setting Up a Default Automount Environment

/etc/config/nfsd.options file
Changing the Number of NFS Server Daemons

/etc/exports file
Setting Up the NFS Server
automount Files and Maps
exportfs Command Options

/etc/fstab file
Setting Up an NFS Client
Understanding the Mount Process
/etc/fstab and Other Mount Files
Mount Point Conflicts

/etc/init.d/autoconfigure script
Setting Up an NFS Client
Setting Up the NFS Server

/etc/init.d/network script
The Automounter
Setting Up the NFS Server
System Startup
The Export Process
Step 2: Starting the automount Program
Setting Up the CacheFS File System

/etc/mtab file
automount Files and Maps
Understanding the Mount Process
Step 3: Verifying the automount Process
mount and umount Command Options
Recommendations for Automounting

/etc/rmtab file
/etc/exports and Other Export Files

/etc/xtab file
/etc/exports and Other Export Files
Setting Up a Default Automount Environment

export options
/etc/exports Options

exported filesystems
different pathname
Mount Points
export options
/etc/exports Options
exportfs command. See exportfs command.
The Export Process
local to server
The Export Process
recommendations
Recommendations for Exporting

exportfs command
The Export Process
Setting Up the NFS Server

exporting
definition
Exporting
parent and child directories
Exporting
restrictions
Exporting

failure
of client
Stateless Protocol
Locking and Crash Recovery
Checking Out a Client
of network
Checking Out the Network
Locking and Crash Recovery
Everything Works Slowly
Stateless Protocol
of remote mount
Troubleshooting NFS Common Failures
of server
/etc/fstab Options
Checking Out a Server
Stateless Protocol
Locking and Crash Recovery

fg mount option
/etc/fstab Options

file handle
System Startup

file locking service. See lock manager.
NFS File Locking Service

front file system
The CacheFS File System

group mounts
Including Group Mounts in Maps

grpid mount option
/etc/fstab Options

hanging
Programs Do Not Respond

hard mount option
/etc/fstab Options

hard-mounted filesystems
/etc/fstab Options
Troubleshooting NFS Common Failures
Recommendations for /etc/fstab Mounting

hierarchical mounts
Using Hierarchical Formats in Group Mounts

host database
automount Files and Maps

$ in maps
Using Environment Variables

indirect maps
Step 1: Creating the Maps
Indirect Maps
Master Maps
Modifying Indirect Maps

input/output management
Input/Output Management

intr mount option
/etc/fstab Options
Recommendations for /etc/fstab Mounting

IP address translation
Understanding the Mount Process

lock manager
application calls
NFS File Locking Service
crash recovery
Locking and Crash Recovery
description
NFS File Locking Service
kernel requests
NFS File Locking Service
setting up
Setting Up the Lock Manager
verifying
Setting Up the Lock Manager

lockd daemon
Setting Up the Lock Manager

loopback mounting, definition
Mount Restrictions

maps
# in maps
Step 1: Creating the Maps
& metacharacter
The Ampersand (&)
– in maps
Including Supplementary Maps
* metacharacter
The Asterisk (*)
+ in maps
Including Supplementary Maps
\\ metacharacter
The Backslash (\)
alternate servers
Specifying Alternative Servers
automount
automount Map Types
definition
automount Files and Maps
direct
Master Maps
Modifying Direct Maps
Step 1: Creating the Maps
environment variables
Using Environment Variables
$ for environment variables
Using Environment Variables
group mounts
Including Group Mounts in Maps
hierarchical
Using Hierarchical Formats in Group Mounts
indirect
Indirect Maps
Master Maps
Modifying Indirect Maps
Step 1: Creating the Maps
master
Modifying the Master Map
Step 1: Creating the Maps
" metacharacter
Double quotes (")
modifying
Modifying the Automounter Maps
NIS databases
Master Maps
options
Master Maps
supplementary maps
Including Supplementary Maps
types
automount Map Types
wild card
The Asterisk (*)
{} for environment variables
Using Environment Variables

maps
metacharacters
Using Metacharacters

master maps
Modifying the Master Map
Master Maps
Step 1: Creating the Maps

maxblocks
cfsadmin parameter
Cache Resource Parameters

maxfiles
cfsadmin parameter
Cache Resource Parameters

metacharacters
Using Metacharacters

minblocks
cfsadmin parameter
Cache Resource Parameters

minfiles
cfsadmin parameter
Cache Resource Parameters

mount command
error messages
mount Error Messages
how invoked
The /etc/fstab Mount Process
ignoring fstab entries
/etc/fstab Options
mount process description
The /etc/fstab Mount Process
Understanding the Mount Process
on client
Setting Up an NFS Client
options
mount and umount Command Options
temporary mounting
Temporary NFS Mounting

mount points
conflicts
Mount Point Conflicts
definition
Mount Points
empty or not?
The /etc/fstab Mount Process
for automount
automount Mount Points

mount_cachefs error messages
mount_cachefs Error Messages

mounting
definition
Mounting
exported directories
The /etc/fstab Mount Process
hard mounts
Recommendations for /etc/fstab Mounting
Troubleshooting NFS Common Failures
/etc/fstab Options
illustration
Mount Points
mount point directories
The /etc/fstab Mount Process
options
/etc/fstab Options
process description
Understanding the Mount Process
The /etc/fstab Mount Process
recommendations
Recommendations for /etc/fstab Mounting
remote mount failed
Troubleshooting NFS Common Failures
restrictions
Mount Restrictions
soft mounts
/etc/fstab Options
temporary
Temporary NFS Mounting

mounting a CD-ROM as a cached file system
Mounting a CD-ROM as a Cached File System

mounting cached file systems
Mounting a Cached File System

multihopping
Mount Restrictions

netgroups
Recommendations for Exporting
/etc/exports Options

network lock manager. See lock manager.
NFS File Locking Service

network status monitor
Locking and the Network Status Monitor

NFS
and OSI model
What Is NFS?
definition
What Is NFS?

nfsd daemon
Changing the Number of NFS Server Daemons

NIS
and maps
Master Maps
databases
Understanding the Mount Process
definition
NFS and the Network Information Service
documentation
About This Guide
Understanding ONC3/NFS
maps
Step 2: Starting the automount Program
Including Supplementary Maps
netgroups for access lists
Recommendations for Exporting

noauto mount option
/etc/fstab Options

nodev mount option
/etc/fstab Options

nohide export option
/etc/exports Options
Recommendations for /etc/fstab Mounting
Recommendations for Exporting

nosuid mount option
/etc/fstab Options

ONC3/NFS
version
About This Guide

performance is slow
Everything Works Slowly

port mount option
/etc/fstab Options

portmapper
Setting Up the NFS Server
System Startup
Understanding the Mount Process

private mount option
Recommendations for /etc/fstab Mounting
/etc/fstab Options

product support
Product Support

release of ONC3/NFS
About This Guide

remote devices
Cannot Access Remote Devices

remote procedure call (RPC)
and lock manager
NFS File Locking Service
and NFS
What Is NFS?

retrans mount option
/etc/fstab Options

retransmission rates
Everything Works Slowly

ro export option
/etc/exports Options

ro mount option
/etc/fstab Options

root export option
/etc/exports Options
Recommendations for Exporting

rpc.lockd daemon
Setting Up the Lock Manager

rpc.statd daemon
Setting Up the Lock Manager

rpcinfo command
Setting Up the NFS Server
Checking Out a Server

rsize mount option
/etc/fstab Options

rw export option
/etc/exports Options

rw mount option
Recommendations for /etc/fstab Mounting
/etc/fstab Options

secure installations
Recommendations for Exporting

server
daemons
Changing the Number of NFS Server Daemons
definition
Client-Server Fundamentals
setting up
Setting Up the NFS Server

sgi_mountd daemon
Checking Out a Server
Setting Up the NFS Server

showmount command
/etc/exports and Other Export Files

soft mount option
/etc/fstab Options

soft-mounted filesystems
Recommendations for /etc/fstab Mounting
/etc/fstab Options
Troubleshooting NFS Common Failures

statd daemon
Locking and the Network Status Monitor
Setting Up the Lock Manager

stateless protocol
Stateless Protocol

supplementary maps
Including Supplementary Maps

synchronous writes
/etc/exports Options
Input/Output Management
Recommendations for Exporting

timeo mount option
/etc/fstab Options

timeout limit
/etc/fstab Options

/tmp_mnt directory
Mounting
Setting Up a Default Automount Environment
automount Files and Maps

troubleshooting CacheFS
Troubleshooting CacheFS

troubleshooting recommendations
General Recommendations

typograhical conventions
Typographical Conventions

umount command
Specifying Alternative Servers

umount_cachefs error messages
umount_cachefs Error Messages

unexporting, definition
Exporting

unmount command
mount and umount Command Options

unmounting
definition
Mounting

/usr/etc/resolv.conf file
Understanding the Mount Process

/var/adm/SYSLOG file
General Recommendations

version of ONC3/NFS
About This Guide

wsize mount option
/etc/fstab Options

wsync export option
Recommendations for Exporting
/etc/exports Options

{} in maps
Using Environment Variables