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Re: Exporting NFS systems

Douglas Bates writes:
> When I initially configured the Debian system on this machine, I did
> not intend to export any file systems using NFS.  Now I want to do
> so.  Do I have to do any reconfiguration of the netstd package now?
> I added appropriate entries to /etc/exports and I looked at
>  /etc/init.d/netstd_nfs
> It appears that the entries for starting the nfsd and mountd have been
> commented out as shown below.
>  case "$1" in
>    start)
> 	 echo -n "Starting remote filesystem services: "
>  #	echo -n "nfsd " ; start-stop-daemon --start --quiet --exec ${NET}/rpc.nfsd
>  #	echo -n "mountd " ; start-stop-daemon --start --quiet --exec ${NET}/rpc.mountd
>  #	echo -n "ugidd " ; start-stop-daemon --start --quiet --exec ${NET}/rpc.ugidd
> I could uncomment the line for mountd (and perhaps ugidd) then run
>  /etc/init.d/netstd_nfs start
> but I would prefer to do things in a Debianly-correct way if it
> exists.  If I re-install the netstd package will it detect the entries
> in /etc/exports and set up mountd to be started or do I need to do
> something more sophisticated?

Uncomment the nfsd and mountd lines and then just /etc/init.d/netstd_nfs start

If you ever change anything in /etc/exports later on do this.

/etc/init.d/netstd_nfs reload


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