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Revision 1.21, Sat Dec 5 20:34:28 2009 UTC (10 years, 7 months ago) by pooka
Note conversion to puffs for the kernel driver.
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IN NO EVENT SHALL THE REGENTS OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE .\" FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL .\" DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS .\" OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) .\" HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT .\" LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY .\" OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF .\" SUCH DAMAGE. .\" .\" @(#)mount_portal.8 8.3 (Berkeley) 3/27/94 .\" .Dd December 5, 2009 .Dt MOUNT_PORTAL 8 .Os .Sh NAME .Nm mount_portal .Nd mount the portal daemon .Sh SYNOPSIS .Nm .Op Fl o Ar options .Ar /etc/portal.conf .Ar mount_point .Sh DESCRIPTION The .Nm command attaches an instance of the portal daemon to the global filesystem namespace. The conventional mount point is .Pa /p . The directory specified by .Ar mount_point is converted to an absolute path before use. This command is normally executed by .Xr mount 8 at boot time. .Pp The options are as follows: .Bl -tag -width indent .It Fl o Options are specified with a .Fl o flag followed by a comma separated string of options. See the .Xr mount 8 man page for possible options and their meanings. .El .Pp The portal daemon provides an .Em open service. Objects opened under the portal mount point are dynamically created by the portal daemon according to rules specified in the named configuration file. Using this mechanism allows descriptors such as sockets to be made available in the filesystem namespace. .Pp The portal daemon works by being passed the full pathname of the object being opened. The daemon creates an appropriate descriptor according to the rules in the configuration file, and then passes the descriptor back to the calling process as the result of the open system call. .Sh NAMESPACE By convention, the portal daemon divides the namespace into sub-namespaces, each of which handles objects of a particular type. .Pp Currently, four sub-namespaces are implemented: .Pa tcp , .Pa fs , .Pa rfilter and .Pa wfilter . The .Pa tcp namespace takes a hostname and a port (slash separated) and creates an open TCP/IP connection. The .Pa fs namespace opens the named file, starting back at the root directory. This can be used to provide a controlled escape path from a chrooted environment. .Pp The .Pa rfilter and .Pa wfilter namespaces open a pipe to a process, typically a data-filter such as compression or decompression programs. The .Pa rfilter namespace opens a read-only pipe, while the .Pa wfilter namespace opens a write-only pipe. See the .Sx EXAMPLES section below for more examples. .Sh CONFIGURATION FILE The configuration file contains a list of rules. Each rule takes one line and consists of two or more whitespace separated fields. A hash .Pq Dq # character causes the remainder of a line to be ignored. Blank lines are ignored. .Pp The first field is a pathname prefix to match against the requested pathname. If a match is found, the second field tells the daemon what type of object to create. Subsequent fields are passed to the creation function. .Pp The .Pa rfilter and .Pa wfilter namespaces have additional meanings for the remaining fields. The third field specifies a prefix that is to be stripped off of the passed name before passing it on to the pipe program. If the prefix does not match, no stripping is performed. The fourth argument specifies the program to use for the pipe. Any remaining fields are passed to the pipe program. If the string .Dq Li "%s" exists within these remaining fields, it will be replaced by the path after stripping is performed. If there is no field after the program name, .Dq Li "%s" will be assumed, to maintain similarity with the .Pa tcp and .Pa fs namespaces. .Sh FILES .Bl -tag -width /p/* -compact .It Pa /p/* .El .Sh EXAMPLES A tutorial and several examples are provided in .Pa /usr/share/examples/mount_portal . The following is an example configuration file. .Pp .Bd -literal # @(#)portal.conf 5.1 (Berkeley) 7/13/92 tcp/ tcp tcp/ fs/ file fs/ echo/ rfilter echo/ echo %s echo_nostrip/ rfilter nostrip echo %s echo_noslash rfilter echo_noslash echo %s gzcat/ rfilter gzcat/ gzcat %s gzip/ wfilter gzip/ gzip \*[Gt] %s gzip9/ wfilter gzip9/ gzip -9 \*[Gt] %s ftp/ rfilter ftp/ ftp -Vo - %s ftp:// rfilter nostrip ftp -Vo - %s http:// rfilter nostrip ftp -Vo - %s bzcat/ rfilter bzcat/ bzcat %s nroff/ rfilter nroff/ nroff -man %s .Ed .Pp As is true with many other filesystems, a weird sense of humor is handy. .Pp Notice that after the keynames, like nroff/ and bzcat/, we typically use another slash. In reality, the .Nm process changes directory to .Pa / , which makes the subsequent slash unnecessary. However, the extra slash provides a visual hint that we are not operating on an ordinary file. An alternative would be to change the configuration file to something like: .Bd -literal nroff% rfilter nroff% nroff -man .Ed .Pp One might then use .Bd -literal less /p/nroff%/usr/share/man/man8/mount_portal.8 .Ed .Sh SEE ALSO .Xr mount 2 , .Xr unmount 2 , .Xr fstab 5 , .Xr mount 8 .Sh HISTORY The .Nm utility first appeared in .Bx 4.4 . The .Pa rfilter and .Pa wfilter capabilities first appeared in .Nx 1.5 . The portal kernel driver was removed and .Nm was converted to use .Xr puffs 3 in .Nx 6.0 . .Sh BUGS This filesystem may not be NFS-exported.