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System Administration Guide: Network Services
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What's New With the NFS Service

This section provides information about new features in releases of the Solaris OS.

Changes in the Solaris Express, Developer Edition 2/07 Release

The Solaris Express, Developer Edition 2/07 release provides support for two utilities that enable you to manage file systems and file-sharing protocols:

  • The sharemgr utility simplifies tasks related to sharing file systems. For example, when using sharemgr to share file systems, set property values for shared file systems, or perform related tasks, you do not need to use the share, shareall, or unshare utilities. Additionally, you do not need to edit the /etc/dfs/dfstab file. For more information, see the sharemgr(1M) man page and sharemgr Command.

    For procedures that use the sharemgr utility, see the following:

  • The sharectl utility enables you to configure and manage file-sharing protocols, such as NFS. For example, this utility allows you to set client and server operational properties, display property values for a specific protocol, and obtain the status of a protocol. For more information, see the sharectl(1M) man page and sharectl Command.

For information about all the new features in the Solaris Express, Developer Edition 2/07 release, see Solaris Express, Developer Edition What’s New.

Changes in the Solaris 10 11/06 Release

The Solaris 10 11/06 release provides support for a file system monitoring tool. See the following:

Additionally, this Guide provides a more detailed description of the nfsmapid daemon. For information about nfsmapid, see the following:

For a complete list of new features in the Solaris 10 11/06 release, see Solaris Express, Developer Edition What’s New.

Changes in the Solaris Express 5/06 Release

Starting in the Solaris Express 5/06 release, the NFS version 4 domain can be defined during the installation of the Solaris OS. For more information, see the following:

For a complete list of the new features in the Solaris Express release, see What’s New in Solaris Express.

Changes in the Solaris 10 Release

Starting in the Solaris 10 release, NFS version 4 is the default. For information about features in NFS version 4 and other changes, refer to the following:

Also, see the following:

Additionally, the NFS service is managed by the Service Management Facility. Administrative actions on this service, such as enabling, disabling, or restarting, can be performed by using the svcadm command. The service's status can be queried by using the svcs command. For more information about the Service Management Facility, refer to the smf(5) man page and Chapter 14, Managing Services (Overview), in System Administration Guide: Basic Administration.

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