NFS And Exportfs
While researching some possible quirks with files accessed through NFS, I
found a few web pages telling me what to do with exportfs. The same pages
referenced doing "cat /etc/fs/nfs/exports" to see a list of exported
directories and their settings.
I have an older system running Mandrake 8.x and it has exportfs and when I do
"cat /etc/fs/nfs/exports" I get a list of all the exported directories. On
my newer system, which is Debian based (running Mepis, but soon to be
replaced with Sarge), there is no exportfs and no /etc/fs/nfs/exports. When
I do an "apt-cache search exportfs" I get no answers.
I have not been able to find any useful info on exportfs, other than the man
page, that might clue me in as to why exportfs is not included in the NFS
version I'm using on Debian. Is there a reason there is no exportfs in the
Debian package? Does it make a difference to the kernel that the info
in /proc/fs/nfs/exports is not there on my Debian system? (I realize the
file itself may not be the issue, but if so, it might be that the absence of
that file indicates something else that is wrong/missing.)
Thanks for any helpful info on this!