The nfs file format is ASCII; comment lines begin with the crosshatch (#) character. Parameters consist of a keyword followed by an equals (=) sign followed by the parameter value, of the form:
Administrators wanting to change startup parameters for nfsd or lockd should, as root, make changes in the nfs file rather than editing the /etc/init.d/nfs.server or nfs.client files.
The following parameters are currently supported in the nfs file:
Sets the maximum number of concurrent, connection-oriented connections. The default is unlimited and is obtained by not setting (that is, commenting out) NFSD_MAX_CONNECTIONS. Equivalent to the -c option in nfsd.
Set connection queue length for the NFS over a connection-oriented transport. The default value is 32, meaning 32 entries in the queue. Equivalent to the -l option in nfsd.
Start nfsd over the specified protocol only. Equivalent to the -p option in nfsd. ALL is equivalent to -a on the nfsd command line. Mutually exlusive of NFSD_DEVICE. One or the other of NFSD_DEVICE and NFSD_PROTOCOL must be commented out.
Start NFS daemon for the transport specified by the given device only. Equivalent to the -t option in nfsd. Mutually exclusive of NFSD_PROTOCOL. One or the other of NFSD_DEVICE and NFSD_PROTOCOL must be commented out.
Maximum number of concurrent NFS requests. Equivalent to last numeric argument on the nfsd command line. The default is 16.
Set connection queue length for lockd over a connection-oriented transport. The default and minimum value is 32.
Maximum number of conncurent lockd requests. The default is 20.
Retransmit timeout, in seconds, before lockd retries. The default is 5.
Grace period, in seconds, that clients have to reclaim locks after a server reboot. The default is 45.