Subject: Re: mountd won't export /var/mail
To: Greywolf <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/14/2000 17:49:23
On Mon, 14 Feb 2000, Greywolf wrote:

: mountd on starwolf complains:
: mountd[5329]: "/var/mail", line 8: \
: 	Can't change attributes for /var/mail to
: Here's my exports file:


And what's your fstab?  (NetBSD's nqnfs has some strange interworkings
between fstab and exports.)

: I have stopped and started nfsd on the server, nfsiod on the client and
: mountd on the server several times, and to no avail.  Exporting /var
: by itself does no good.

Troubleshooting questions:

- Does exporting /var *work*?

- If /var is a separate partition, does exporting /var -alldirs work?

- Does exporting /var/mail as the *first* line of /etc/exports work?

- Is /usr/src/local a separate partition as defined by fstab?

-- Todd Vierling (