System Administration Guide: Network Services

ProcedureHow to Set Up Automatic File-System Sharing

  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. Add entries for each file system to be shared.

    Edit /etc/dfs/dfstab. Add one entry to the file for every file system that you want to be automatically shared. Each entry must be on a line by itself in the file and use this syntax:

    share [-F nfs] [-o specific-options] [-d description] pathname

    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.

  3. 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
  4. 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,public  ""
See Also

The next step is to set up your autofs maps so that clients can access the file systems that you have shared on the server. See Task Overview for Autofs Administration.