Configuring and administering NFS

Overview of NFS
        Shared resources with NFS
                Mounting remote resources
                        Example: mounting a remote resource
        Servers and clients
        The administrator's role

Setting up NFS
        Before you begin
        Installing the software
        Starting and stopping NFS
                NFS and system state 3
                Starting NFS
                Stopping NFS
        NFS as a dynamically loadable module

Using NFS on a server
        Automatically sharing NFS resources
                Editing the dfstab file
                Controlling access to shared resources
        Explicitly sharing and unsharing NFS resources
                Sharing NFS resources with the share command
                        Examples: sharing resources
                Sharing a set of NFS resources with the shareall command
                        Example: sharing a set of resources
                Unsharing NFS resources with the unshare command
                Unsharing NFS resources with the unshareall command

Using NFS on a client
        Automatically mounting NFS resources
                Editing the vfstab file
                        Example: automatic mounting
                The automatic mount process
        Explicitly mounting and unmounting NFS resources
                Mounting NFS resources with the mount command
                        Hard and soft mounts
                        Examples: mounting resources
                The explicit mount process
                Unmounting NFS resources with the umount command

Obtaining NFS information
        Displaying remote resources with dfshares
        Displaying shared local resources with share
        Displaying shared local resources with dfmounts

Troubleshooting and tuning NFS
        Checking the NFS daemons
                Checking the mountd daemon
                Checking the nfsd daemon
                Checking the biod daemon
        Clearing startup problems
        Clearing server problems
        Clearing mount command hang-ups
        Clearing hung programs
        Clearing hung machines
        Using NFS with Netscape
        Improving access time
        Mount error messages
        NFS tunable parameters

Using the NFS automounter
        How the automounter works
        Preparing the automounter maps
                Automounter map types
                        Master maps
                        Direct maps
                        Indirect maps
                Following automounter map conventions
                Writing a master map
                        Example: master map
                Writing a direct map
                        Example: direct map
                Writing an indirect map
                        Example: indirect map
                Specifying multiple mounts
                        Example: hierarchical mounting
                Specifying multiple locations
                        Example: multiple locations
                Specifying subdirectories
                        Example: specifying subdirectories
                Using substitutions
                Using environment variables
                Using weighting factors
                Including NIS maps in automounter maps
        Invoking the automounter
                Setting the default mount point
        Killing the automounter
        Updating the mount table
        Modifying maps
        Automount error messages

The NFS network lock manager
        Overview of the network lock manager
                File locking and system crashes
                        NFS locking manager architecture
                The lock manager daemons
                Client-server lock requests
        The locking protocol
        The network status monitor