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Apple Training Series: Mac OS X System Administration Reference, Volume 1 by Schoun Regan, - Ed.

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Lesson 29. Mounting Remote File Systems

Time

This lesson takes approximately 2 hours to complete.

Goals

Understand the concept of user share mounts

Differentiate between static mounts and dynamic mounts

Configure Mac OS X to automatically mount a volume on startup or login

Use command-line tools such as mount, umount, and nfsstat to troubleshoot mounts

Understand how disk arbitration manages the mounting and unmounting of remote file systems

Mac OS X connects to various file-sharing services such as the Apple Filing Protocol (AFP), File Transfer Protocol (FTP), network file system (NFS), and Server Message Block (SMB) for Windows.

This lesson discusses the mechanics behind the connections, the various methods of mounting share points, ...

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