Michael B Allen ioplex at
Sun Jul 15 23:42:16 UTC 2007

On 7/15/07, Roland Smith <rsmith at> wrote:
> 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
> /etc/defaults/rc.conf.
> For amd and nfs you should have the following in /etc/rc.conf:
> rpcbind_enable="YES"
> amd_enable="YES"

Hi Roland,

Indeed. That worked.

> nfs_client_enable="YES"
> Section §24.3 of the FreeBSD handbook can enlighten you further. You can
> find an english HTML version in
> file:///usr/share/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/network-nfs.html
> Reading the relevant sections of the Handbook if a good way to become
> acquainted with FreeBSD.

Well I didn't install X but I see there's an online version. Nice.


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