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

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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:
> >
> >        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.


Robert P. J. Day                               Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA

            Linux Consulting, Training and Kernel Pedantry.

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