zfs share -o share.nfs=on | off specific_optionsfilesystem|filesystem%share
The share utility defines and publishes a NFS share, which makes a local file system available for mounting by remote systems. It starts the nfsd(1M) and mountd(1M) daemons if they are not already running.
You can use the share command to create and publish a ZFS file system share, but this is considered a legacy operation. See zfs(1M) for
information about setting the share.nfs property or using the zfs share command to create and publish NFS shares.
The following options are supported:
Specify the NFS file sharing protocol.
Publish all defined shares.
Specify specific_options in a comma-separated list of keywords and attribute-value-assertions for interpretation by the NFS protocol. By default, a share is published with read-write access to all clients, unless a specific option overrides the default
access. specific_options can be any combination of the following:
Allows the NFS server to do access control for NFS Version 2 clients. When aclok is set on the server, maximal access is given to all clients. For example, with aclok set, if anyone has read permissions,
then everyone does. If aclok is not set, minimal access is given to all clients.
Set uid to be the effective user ID of unknown users. By default, unknown users are given the effective user ID UID_NOBODY. If uid is set to −1,
access is denied.
All clients will be assumed to be using the specified character set (see list in following description) and file and path names will be converted to UTF-8 for the server.
Where charset is one of: euc-cn, euc-jp, euc-jpms, euc-kr, euc-tw, iso8859-1, iso8859-2, iso8859-5,
iso8859-6, iso8859-7, iso8859-8, iso8859-9, iso8859-13, iso8859-15, koi8-r.
Clients that match the access_list for one of these properties will be assumed to be using that character set and file and path names will be converted to UTF-8 for the server.
Load file rather than a listing of the directory containing this file when the directory is referenced by an NFS URL.
Enables NFS server logging for the specified file system. The optional tag determines the location of the related log files. The tag is defined in /etc/nfs/nfslog.conf. If no tag is specified,
the default values associated with the globaltag in /etc/nfs/nfslog.conf is used. Support of NFS server logging is only available for NFS Version 2 and Version 3 requests.
Allows NFS servers to not return fabricated ACLs to NFS clients. The default behavior for NFS servers is to fabricate ACLs. If noaclfab is set, then the NFS server does not fabricate ACLs, which is the appropriate choice if the underlying filesystem does not
support the POSIX Draft ACL.
Access is disallowed to all clients. The ro or rw options can override none.
Access is not allowed to any client that matches the access list. The exception is when the access list is an asterisk (*), in which case ro or rw can override none.
Prevents clients from mounting subdirectories of shared directories. For example, if /export is shared with the nosub option on server fooey then a NFS client cannot do:
mount -F nfs fooey:/export/home/mnt
NFS Version 4 does not use the MOUNT protocol. The nosub option only applies to NFS Version 2 and Version 3 requests.
By default, clients are allowed to create files on the shared file system with the setuid or setgid mode enabled. Specifying nosuid causes the server file system to silently ignore any attempt to enable the setuid or setgid mode bits.
Moves the location of the public file handle from root (/) to the exported directory for WebNFS-enabled browsers and clients. This option does not enable WebNFS service. WebNFS is always
on. Only one file system per server may use this option. Any other option, including the –ro=list and –rw=list options can be included with the public option.
Share is published with read-only access to all clients.
Share is published with read-only access to the clients listed in access_list; overrides the rw suboption for the clients specified. See access_list below.
Root users from all hosts have root access.
Only root users from the hosts specified in access_list have root access. See access_list below. By default, no host has root access, so root users are mapped to an anonymous user ID (see the anon=
uid option described above). Netgroups can be used if the file system shared is using UNIX authentication (AUTH_SYS).
For a client that is allowed root access, map the root UID to the specified user id.
Share is published with read and write access to all clients.
Share is published with read and write access to the clients listed in access_list; overrides the ro suboption for the clients specified. See access_list below.
sec=mode[:mode]. . .
Publishes a share by using one or more of the specified security modes. The mode in the sec=mode option must be a node name supported on the client. If the sec= option is not specified,
the default security mode used is AUTH_SYS. Multiple sec= options can be specified on the command line, although each mode can appear only once. The security modes are defined in nfssec
Each sec= option specifies modes that apply to any subsequent window=, rw, ro, rw=, ro= and root= options that are provided before another sec=option. Each additional sec= resets the security mode
context, so that more window=,rw,ro,rw=,ro= and root= options can be supplied for additional modes.
If the option sec=none is specified when the client uses AUTH_NONE, or if the client uses a security mode that is not one that the file system is shared with, then the credential of each NFS request
is treated as unauthenticated. See the anon=uid option for a description of how unauthenticated requests are handled.
This option has been deprecated in favor of the sec=dh option.
When a share is published with sec=dh, set the maximum life time (in seconds) of the RPC request's credential (in the authentication header) that the NFS server allows. If a credential arrives with
a life time larger than what is allowed, the NFS server rejects the request. The default value is 30000 seconds (8.3 hours).
Provide a comment that describes the file system to be shared.
Display all defined shares.
The access_list argument is either the string “*” to represent all hosts or a colon-separated list whose components may be any number of the following:
The name of a host. With a server configured for DNS or LDAP naming in the nsswitchhosts entry, any hostname must be represented as a fully qualified DNS or LDAP name.
The hostname specified must be the canonical name for this host and must match the hostname returned on the reverse lookup of the incoming IP address of the NFS client.
A netgroup contains a number of hostnames. With a server configured for DNS or LDAP naming in the nsswitchhosts entry, any hostname in a netgroup must be represented as a fully qualified DNS or
domain name suffix
To use domain membership the server must use DNS or LDAP to resolve hostnames to IP addresses; that is, the hosts entry in the /etc/nsswitch.conf must specify dns or
ldap ahead of nis, since only DNS and LDAP return the full domain name of the host. Other name services like NIS cannot be used to resolve hostnames on the server because when mapping an IP address
to a hostname they do not return domain information. For example,
NIS 172.16.45.9 --> "myhost"
DNS or LDAP 172.16.45.9 -->
The domain name suffix is distinguished from hostnames and netgroups by a prefixed dot. For example,
A single dot can be used to match a hostname with no suffix. For example,
matches mydomain but not mydomain.mycompany.com. This feature can be used to match hosts resolved through NIS rather than DNS and LDAP.
The network or subnet component is preceded by an at-sign (@). It can be a
name, an IPv4 or IPv6 address. If a name, it is converted to an address by getnetbyname(3C). For
would be equivalent to:
=@172.16 or =@172.16.0.0
For an IPv4 address, the network prefix assumes an octet-aligned netmask determined from the
zeroth octet in the low-order part of the address up to and including the high-order octet, if you
want to specify a single IP address (see below). In the case where network prefixes are not
byte-aligned, the syntax allows a mask length to be specified explicitly following a slash
(/) delimiter. For example,
=@theothernet/17 or =@172.16.132/22
...where the mask is the number of left most contiguous significant bits in the corresponding
For an IPv6 address, the address must be enclosed in a pair of square brackets. Otherwise, the
first occurrence of an IPv6 colon would be interpreted as the separator between the addresses.
Network mask length is specified explicitly following a slash (/) delimiter. For example,
...where the mask is the number of left most contiguous significant bits in the corresponding
IP network address.
When specifying individual IP addresses, use the same @ notation described
above, without a netmask specification. For example:
Multiple, individual IP addresses would be specified, for example, as:
A prefixed minus sign (−) denies access to that component of access_list. The list is searched sequentially until a match is found that either grants or denies access, or until the end of the list is reached. For example, if host terra
is in the engineering netgroup, then
denies access to terra but
grants access to terra.
The following operands are supported:
The pathname of the file system to be shared.
Example 1 Define and Publish an NFS Share
The following example shows how to use the legacy share command to define and publish the /export/manuals file system share.
# share -F NFS /export/manuals
The following example shows how to use the zfs set command to share a ZFS file system.
# zfs set share.nfs=on tank/data
The following example shows how to create a named NFS share, tank/public%pubshare, with the share.nfs.public option rather than setting this option on the ZFS file system, tank/public, because this property is not inheritable.
If the file system being shared is a symbolic link to a valid pathname, the canonical path
(the path which the symbolic link follows) are shared. For example, if
/export/foo is a symbolic link to /export/bar
(/export/foo ->/export/bar), the following share command results in
/export/bar as the shared pathname (and not
# share –F nfs /export/foo
An NFS mount of server:/export/foo results in server:/export/bar really being mounted.
The mountd(1M) process allows the processing of a path name the contains a symbolic link. This allows the processing of paths that are not themselves explicitly
shared with share_nfs. For example, /export/foo might be a symbolic link that refers to /export/bar which has been specifically shared. When the client mounts /export/foo the mountd processing
follows the symbolic link and responds with the /export/bar. The NFS Version 4 protocol does not use the mountd processing and the client's use of /export/foo does not work as it does with NFS Version 2 and Version 3 and the client receives
an error when attempting to mount /export/foo.