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

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Setting User Configurations

The following sections describe what you need to do to set up the user environment to access files on the application server.

Mount Points

In a general implementation, each user system needs to have a mount point directory; for example, /usr/apps.

Mounts

You can mount files from an application server when you use NFS. You can mount files either by editing the /etc/vfstab or with the automounter.

If you use the /etc/vfstab file, edit it on each user's system and add a line that looks like the following.

#device     device       mount       FS      fsck    mount     mount
#to mount   to fsck      point       type    pass    at boot   options
#
server-name:/usr/apps -  /usr/apps   nfs     -       yes       ro

For example, to mount from an application server named oak, become superuser ...

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