The way to export filesytems with NFS is not completely consistent across platforms of course. In this case Linux and Solaris 2 are the deviants. This section lists, superficially the way to do it on most systems. If the kind of system you have is not covered you must check your OS man-pages. Keywords are: nfsd, system administration tool, rc scripts, boot scripts, boot sequence, /etc/exports, exportfs. I'll use one example throughout this section: How to export /mn/eris/local to apollon read/write.
These OSes use the traditional Sun export format. In
The complete documentation is in the
exports man page. After
editing the file run
exportfs -av to export the filesystems.
How strict the exportfs command is about the syntax varies. On some OSes you will find that previously entered lines reads:
or even something degenerate like:
I recommend being formal. You risk that the next version of
exportfs if much stricter and then suddenly everything will stop
Sun completely re-invented the wheel when they did Solaris 2. So
this is completely different from all other OSes. What you do is edit
/etc/dfs/dfstab. In it you place share commands as
documented in the share(1M) man page. Like this:
share -o rw=apollon -d "Eris Local" /mn/eris/local
After editing run the program
shareall to export the filesystems.