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     SRV(4)                                                     SRV(4)

          srv, 9fs - start network file service

          srv [ -abcCmqr ] [net!]system[!service] [ srvname [ mtpt ] ]

          9fs [net!]system [mountpoint]

          Srv dials the given machine and initializes the connection
          to serve the 9P protocol.  It then creates in /srv a file
          named srvname. Users can then mount (see bind(1)) the ser-
          vice, typically on a name in /n, to access the files pro-
          vided by the remote machine.  If srvname is omitted, the
          first argument to srv is used.  Option m directs srv to
          mount the service on /n/system or onto mtpt if it is given.
          Option q suppresses complaints if the /srv file already
          exists.  The a, b, c, and C flags are used to control the
          mount flag as in bind(1).

          The specified service must serve 9P.  Usually service can be
          omitted; when calling some non-Plan 9 systems, a service
          such as u9fs must be mentioned explicitly.

          The 9fs command does the srv and the mount necessary to make
          available the files of system on network net. The files are
          mounted on mountpoint, if given; otherwise they are mounted
          on /n/system.  If system contains `/' characters, only the
          last element of system is used in the /n name.

          9fs recognizes some special names, such as dump to make the
          dump file system available on /n/dump.  9fs is an rc(1)
          script; examine it to see what local conventions apply.

          To see kremvax's and deepthought's files in /n/kremvax and

               9fs kremvax
               9fs hhgttg/deepthought

          The TCP port used for 9P is 564.

          /srv/*  ports to file systems and servers posted by srv and


     SRV(4)                                                     SRV(4)


          bind(1), dial(2), srv(3), ftpfs(4)