MirBSD manpage: nfsd(8)

NFSD(8)                  BSD System Manager's Manual                   NFSD(8)


     nfsd - remote NFS server


     nfsd [-rtu] [-n num_servers]


     nfsd 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

     Unless otherwise specified, four servers for UDP transport are started.

     The options are as follows:

     -n num_servers
             Specifies how many servers to create (max 20).

     -r      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.

     -t      Serve TCP NFS clients.

     -u      Serve UDP NFS clients.

     For example, "nfsd -u -t -n 6" serves UDP and TCP transports using six

     A server should run enough daemons to handle the maximum level of con-
     currency from its clients, typically four to six.

     nfsd listens for service requests at the port indicated in the NFS server
     specification; see Network Filesystem Protocol Specification, RFC 1094
     and NFS: Network Filesystem Version 3 Protocol Specification. On MirBSD
     systems, this is always port 2049, or NFS_PORT (defined in

     The nfsd utility exits 0 on success or >0 if an error occurred.


     nfsstat(1), nfssvc(2), mountd(8), portmap(8)


     The nfsd utility first appeared in 4.4BSD.

MirBSD #10-current              March 29, 1995                               1

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