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Solaris™ 8 System Administrator Exam Cram™ 2 (Exams CX-310-011 and CX-310-012) by Darrell L. Ambro

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NFS Administration

Before file systems or directories can be accessed (that is, mounted) by a client through NFS, they must be shared or, in older terminology, advertised. Once the resources are shared, authorized NFS clients can mount them.

Another term for sharing NFS resources is exporting. This term appears occasionally in Solaris documentation, but is most often seen as a directory name for NFS resources, such as /export/home or /export/swap.

Sharing NFS Resources

NFS resources can be shared by using the share(1M) command and unshared by using the unshare(1M) command. In addition, any resources identified in the /etc/dfs/dfstab file are automatically ...

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