System Administration Guide, Volume 1

How to Mount an NFS File System

  1. Become superuser.

    Also, there must be a mount point on the local system to mount a file system. A mount point is a directory to which the mounted file system is attached.

  2. Make sure the resource (file or directory) is available from a server.

    To mount an NFS file system, the resource must be made available on the server by using the share command. See System Administration Guide, Volume 3 for information on how to share resources.

  3. Mount the NFS file system by using the mount command.

    # mount -F nfs [-o mount-options] server:/directory mount-point

    -o mount-options

    Specifies mount options that you can use to mount an NFS file system. See Table 36-3 for the list of commonly used mount options or mount_nfs(1M) for a complete list of options.


    Specifies the server's host name that contains the shared resource, and the path to the file or directory to mount. 


    Specifies the directory on which to mount the file system. 

Example--Mounting an NFS File System

The following example mounts the /export/packages directory on /mnt from the server pluto.

# mount -F nfs pluto:/export/packages /mnt