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Solaris™ 8 Advanced System Administrator's Guide, Third Edition by Janice Winsor

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Planning for WebNFS Access

To use the WebNFS functionality, you first need an application capable of running and loading an NFS URL (for example, nfs://server/path). Then you choose the file system to export for WebNFS access. If the application is a Web browser, often you can use the document root for the Web server. You need to consider several factors when choosing a file system to export for WebNFS access.

  • Each server has one public file handle that, by default, is associated with the root file system of the server. The path in an NFS URL is evaluated relative to the directory associated with the public file handle. If the path leads to a file or directory within an exported file system, the server provides access. You can use the -public ...

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