Whenever you mount a Network File System (NFS) on AIX, you need a local mount point. The mount point, which is an existing directory on AIX, works as a placeholder to access the file system that’s been exported from the remote NFS server. If you’re mounting a Windows share using CIFS, it’s the same deal: you need a local mount point on AIX. This mount point is just an empty directory, so you really could create it anywhere. Here’s a good reason to create that mount ...

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