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Re: how does one consult /etc/nfsmount.conf when NFS mounting?



Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> On Mon, 4 Jan 2010, Ed Greshko wrote:
>
>   
>> Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>>     
>>>   undoubtedly a few more NFS-related questions, and here's one.  i
>>> notice that the nfs-utils package supplies the conf file
>>> /etc/nfsmount.conf.  so what exactly consults that file?
>>>
>>>   the man page for that file refers to nfs(5) and mount(8), but the
>>> man page for "mount" makes no mention of that file, while the man page
>>> for "nfs" reads:
>>>
>>> MOUNT CONFIGURATION FILE
>>>        If  the  mount  command  is  configured to do so, all of the mount
>>>        options described in the previous section can also  be  configured
>>>        in  the /etc/nfsmount.conf file. See nfsmount.conf(5) for details.
>>>
>>>   if it's configured to do so?  and how does one do that, since the
>>> mount command doesn't seem to refer to that file.  so how are these
>>> things hooked together?
>>>
>>>
>>>       
>> I'll hazard a guess and say that if you issue a "mount" command with
>> -t nfs then this file will be consulted.
>>     
>
>   i'd hazard the same guess, but it would be nice if one was not
> reduced to guessing with stuff like this.
>
>   
Then I'd make changes to the file, run some tests, and verify my
guess....  :-)


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