Subject: Re: misc/2784: mountd man page omits crucial option
To: None <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 09/28/1996 08:52:25
On Sat, 28 Sep 1996 09:43:27 -0500 (CDT) 
 Peter Seebach <> wrote:

 > >Synopsis:       The man page for mountd doesn't mention the '-r' flag.

 > >Description:
 > 	The mountd man page makes no mention of the '-r' flag; because
 > 	of this, attempts to configure a diskless workstation are probably
 > 	doomed to failure.
 > >How-To-Repeat:
 > 	"man mountd".
 > >Fix:
 > 	Explain precisely what it does.
 > >Audit-Trail:
 > >Unformatted:

Under NetBSD, the -r flag is a noop.  Under other systems (FreeBSD,
for example), -r allows exporting of regular files.  NetBSD's mountd
allows passing -r as a compatibility feature.

NetBSD's mountd always allows exporting of regular files (like Sun's

Note the usage string doesn't mention -r, either... this in intended

Anyhow, as such, I'm going to close the PR.

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