Now that we have a set of resources that the server has shared out, how do we make use of them on the client? Fortunately, this is relatively easy to do because the standard mount command is used to provide access to them. We don't even need to start any daemons ourselves since the ones we need (statd and lockd) are started as part of the normal boot process.
Let's run through the commands “manually” the first time, using lithium as our example client. Once we are happy with everything, we'll make the necessary changes to mount the filesystem automatically at every reboot. First let's check that lithium can see the server:
lithium# ping helium helium is alive lithium#
Good. Helium is responding, so we'll do a quick check ...