Administrator's Guide

Document Number: 007-0850-090

Front Matter

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Table of Contents

About This Guide
Summary of Contents
What You Should Know
Supplementary Documentation
Typographical Conventions
Product Support

1. Understanding ONC3/NFS
What Is NFS?
NFS and Diskless Workstations
NFS and the Network Information Service
The AutoFS File System
The CacheFS File System
Client-Server Fundamentals
Automatic Mounting
UDP Stateless Protocol
TCP Connections for NFS
Input/Output Management
NFS File Locking Service

2. Planning ONC3/NFS Service
The Export Process
The /etc/fstab Mount Process
The Automatic Mounters
The CacheFS File System

3. Using Automatic Mounter Map Options
Including Group Mounts in Maps
Using Hierarchical Formats in Group Mounts
Specifying Alternative Servers
Using Metacharacters
Using Environment Variables
Including Supplementary Maps

4. Setting Up and Testing ONC3/NFS
Setting Up the NFS Server
Setting Up an NFS Client
Setting Up the Automatic Mounters
Setting Up the Lock Manager
Setting Up the CacheFS File System
Mounting a Cached File System

5. Maintaining ONC3/NFS
Changing the Number of NFS Server Daemons
Temporary NFS Mounting
Modifying the Automatic Mounter Maps
Mount Point Conflicts
Modifying CacheFS File System Parameters
Deleting a CacheFS File System

6. Troubleshooting ONC3/NFS
General Recommendations
Understanding the Mount Process
Identifying the Point of Failure
Troubleshooting NFS Common Failures
Understanding the automount Process
Understanding the autofs Process
Troubleshooting CacheFS

A. ONC3/NFS Error Messages
mount Error Messages
Verbose automount and autofs Error Messages
General automount and autofs Error Messages
General CacheFS Errors