Exporting FreeBSD filesystems to department machines
As more and more of us start using the /playpen spaces on the new
machines you may find it convenient to be able to access those
directories from department machines. Do this as you find the need.
If the machine is not running an NFS server (mountd should be
running), configure for NFS: Use /stand/sysinstall, and c (configure),
6 (networking), and turn on the NFS server. (I advise skipping the
step about editing /etc/exports at this point).
Once you have the nfs server running:
Edit /etc/exports and add a line like:
Once you've done this, you need to restart the mount daemon.
kill -1 `cat /var/run/mountd.pid`
Since the department machines generally run an automounter all you
have to do is login to the machine (buzzard) and:
and it will be there.
FTP will still be a MUCH faster way to move large files around but
this may offer some flexibility. In particular, you can mount a fs on
buzzard and then use buzzard's tape drive to back it up without first
transferring everything to buzzard.
Author: Mark Parris
November 4, 1998