Exporting NFS Filesystems

The /etc/exports file controls what filesystems you wish to export. Its format is as follows:

directory       hostname(options)

The (options) are not required. For example:

/mnt/export     speedy.redhat.com

would allow speedy.redhat.com to mount /mnt/export, but:

/mnt/export     speedy.redhat.com(ro)

would allow speedy to mount /mnt/export read-only.

Each time you change /etc/exports, you must tell the NFS daemons to examine it for new information. One simple way to accomplish this is to just stop and start the daemons:

/etc/rc.d/init.d/nfs stop
/etc/rc.d/init.d/nfs start

Or you can restart the daemons with this command:

/etc/rc.d/init.d/nfs restart

The following command will also work:

killall -HUP rpc.nfsd rpc.mountd