The Solaris 7 operating environment simplifies resource sharing with a new set of commands and files to administer NFS resources. Specifically, exportfs and /etc/exports have been replaced by share, shareall, and /etc/dfs/dfstab.This new command set was designed to allow for future distributed file system types.
Several of the daemons associated with NFS have been renamed. rpc.statd, rpc.lockd, and rpc.mountd are now simply called statd, lockd, and mountd.
Unlike the SunOS release 4 environment, there are no client side block I/O daemons (biods) in the Solaris 7 release. They have been superceded by kernel threads. Also, the NFS daemon, nfsd, has been altered so that it does not spawn multiple copies to handle concurrent requests.
Other features included in this release:
NFS over TCP
NFS Version 3
Improved NFS Lock Manager
Support for Access Control Lists (ACLs)
NFS Client Failover
Kerberos support for NFS file systems
NFS Large File Support
All these features are described in NFS Administration Guide.