How to mount NFS shares on clients when server starts?
My home network consists of a file server with a RAID5 array of disks and various 'client' computers. Various parts of this RAID array are shared using NFS. The NFS server and clients all work fine for all shares.
This computer consumes a lot of power so is only on when needed and the problem I'm struggling with is how to inform the clients that are running when the server starts so they can mount the NFS shares they're interested in?
At the moment that the server runs a series of scripts on each client using a command like 'ssh someuser@client -X /home/someuser/bin/mountscript.sh' but this only works if someuser can ssh to client from server without a password (or permission is stored in .ssh/known_hosts), requires a fair bit of work when I add a new client, and is prone to break when I fiddle with things.
Is there a more elegant system, maybe one that would allow the file server to broadcast a 'I'm here' message to all clients, or the entire network, on startup, and similarly an 'I'm going away' message when it shuts down again? Any suggestions?
Last edited by HellesAngel; 05-02-2010 at 12:44 PM.
Reason: Corrected ssh command line