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 options are as follows:
- Specifies how many servers to create (max 20).
- Register the NFS service with
portmap(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.
- Serve TCP NFS clients.
- Serve UDP NFS clients.
For example, “
nfsd -u -t -n 6
” serves UDP
and TCP transports using six daemons.
A server should run enough daemons to handle the maximum level of concurrency
from its clients, typically four to six.
listens for service requests at the port
indicated in the NFS server specification; see RFCs 1094 and 1813.
utility exits 0 on success,
and >0 if an error occurs.
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