Roland Smith rsmith at
Sun Jul 15 22:27:00 UTC 2007

On Sun, Jul 15, 2007 at 05:25:46PM -0400, Michael B Allen wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm a C developer. I normally use Linux but I'm trying FreeBSD with
> limited success.
> First thing I need to do mount an NFS volume. I was able to mount it
> manually. Fine. Then I added an entry to, did 'amd /mnt
> /etc/' and tried to access the directory in /mnt and it worked.
> Fine. Then I killed amd, tried and failed to figure out how to get amd
> to start automatically on boot. Then I tried to start amd again as
> before and now it doesn't work:

Daemons are enabled in /etc/rc.conf. You can see the defaults in

For amd and nfs you should have the following in /etc/rc.conf:


Section §24.3 of the FreeBSD handbook can enlighten you further. You can
find an english HTML version in 

Reading the relevant sections of the Handbook if a good way to become
acquainted with FreeBSD.

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