System Administration Guide: Network Services

ProcedureHow to Enable NFS Server Logging

  1. Become superuser or assume an equivalent role.

    Roles contain authorizations and privileged commands. For more information about roles, see Configuring RBAC (Task Map) in System Administration Guide: Security Services.

  2. (Optional) Change file system configuration settings.

    In /etc/nfs/nfslog.conf, you can change the settings in one of two ways. You can edit the default settings for all file systems by changing the data that is associated with the global tag. Alternately, you can add a new tag for this file system. If these changes are not needed, you do not need to change this file. The format of /etc/nfs/nfslog.conf is described in nfslog.conf(4).

  3. Add entries for each file system to be shared by using NFS server logging.

    Edit /etc/dfs/dfstab. Add one entry to the file for the file system on which you are enabling NFS server logging. The tag that is used with the log=tag option must be entered in /etc/nfs/nfslog.conf. This example uses the default settings in the global tag.

    share -F nfs -o ro,log=global /export/ftp

    See the dfstab(4) man page for a description of /etc/dfs/dfstab and the share_nfs(1M) man page for a complete list of options.

  4. Share the file system.

    After the entry is in /etc/dfs/dfstab, you can share the file system by either rebooting the system or by using the shareall command.

    # shareall
  5. Verify that the information is correct.

    Run the share command to check that the correct options are listed:

    # share
    -        /export/share/man   ro   ""
    -        /usr/src     rw=eng   ""
    -        /export/ftp    ro,log=global  ""
  6. Check if nfslogd, the NFS log daemon, is running.

    # ps -ef | grep nfslogd
  7. (Optional) Start nfslogd, if it is not running already.

    • (Optional) If /etc/nfs/nfslogtab is present, start the NFS log daemon by typing the following:

      # svcadm restart network/nfs/server:default
    • (Optional) If /etc/nfs/nfslogtab is not present, run any of the share commands to create the file and then start the daemon.

      # shareall
      # svcadm restart network/nfs/server:default