To support NFS activities, several daemons are started when a system goes into run level or multiuser mode. The mountd and nfsd daemons are run on systems that are servers. The automatic startup of the server daemons depends on the existence of at least one NFS share. To display the current list of NFS shares, run the share –F nfs command. To support NFS file locking, the lockd and statd daemons are run on NFS clients and servers. However, unlike previous versions of NFS, in NFS Version 4, the daemons lockd, statd, and nfslogd are not used.
This section describes the following daemons.