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NFSD(8)                 NetBSD System Manager's Manual                 NFSD(8)


NAME
nfsd -- remote NFS server
SYNOPSIS
nfsd [-6rut] [-n num_servers]
DESCRIPTION
nfsd runs on a server machine to service NFS requests from client machines. At least one nfsd must be running for a machine to operate as a server. Unless otherwise specified, four servers for UDP transport are started. The following options are available: -r Register the NFS service with rpcbind(8) without creating any servers. This option can be used along with the -u or -t options to re-register NFS if the portmap server is restarted. -n Specifies how many servers to create. -6 Listen to IPv6 requests as well as IPv4 requests. If IPv6 support is not available, nfsd will silently continue and just use IPv4. -t Serve TCP NFS clients. -u Serve UDP NFS clients. For example, ``nfsd -t -u -n 6'' serves UDP and TCP transports using six daemons. A server should run enough daemons to handle the maximum level of concur- rency from its clients, typically four to six. The maximum number of daemon is 1024, the default is 4. If the number of servers on the com- mand line exceeds 1024, it is reset to the default. nfsd listens for service requests at the port indicated in the NFS server specification; see Network File System Protocol Specification, RFC 1094 and NFS: Network File System Version 3 Protocol Specification. The nfsd utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.
SEE ALSO
nfsstat(1), nfssvc(2), mountd(8), rpcbind(8)
HISTORY
The nfsd utility first appeared in 4.4BSD. NetBSD 4.0 January 2, 2006 NetBSD 4.0
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