NFS File System Model and the Mount Protocol
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Mount Protocol Server Procedures
The actual implementation of the Mount protocol is very similar to that of NFS itself. Like NFS, the Mount protocol uses XDR to define data types to be exchanged between client and server, and RPC to define a set of server procedures that clients may use to perform different operations. The main difference between Mount and NFS is simply that Mount defines procedures related to opening and closing filesystems rather than file access operations. Table 185 shows the server procedures used in the Mount protocol.
As mentioned in other topics in this section, NFS version 4 does away with the notion of a separate Mount protocol, incorporating file mounting operations into NFS directly.
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