Configuring the Network File System (NFS)

Adding and removing mount configuration

Once a filesystem has been created (on the hard disk, floppy disk, or CD-ROM) or exported from a remote server, you must add the mount information to the system so that you can then mount and use the filesystem.

To add filesystem mount information, in the Filesystem Manager:

  1. Select Add Mount Configuration from the Mount menu, then select Local or Remote.

  2. Select the appropriate filesystem:

    Select the filesystem device file from the pop-up list on the local system. If the device file does not appear in the list, enter the correct device in the ``Device File'' field.

    Select the type of remote filesystem, select the server from the list of hosts known to the local system, then select the directory or volume.

  3. Specify the filesystem parameters. See ``Modifying filesystem mount configuration''.

This adds the filesystem mount configuration to the /etc/default/filesys file and adds the filesystem to the Filesystem Manager list.

NOTE: Remote administration (using the Open Host selection of the Host menu) requires user equivalence on the machine you plan to administer. The remote machine must recognize the account being used to administer users on the local machine. See ``Adding user equivalence'' for more information. As on the local machine, non-root accounts require the sysadmin authorization to run the Filesystem Manager. See ``Assigning subsystem authorizations'' for more information.

If you selected ``Now'' to mount the filesystem immediately, the Mount icon appears to the left of the filesystem name indicating that the filesystem is mounted.

To remove the mount configuration for a filesystem, select Remove Mount Configuration from the Mount menu and click on Yes at the prompt.

This removes the mount information from the /etc/default/filesys file and the filesystem no longer appears in the Filesystem Manager list. If the filesystem is mounted, removing the mount configuration also unmounts the filesystem.

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SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 -- 11 February 2003