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What is difference between dfshares and showmount ?

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What is difference between dfshares and showmount ? Both looks to same in Solaris as both is used to find out who can mounts the shared resources. Thanks!
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from man page

showmount lists all the clients that have remotely mounted a filesystem from host.

dfshares provides information about resources available to the host through a distributed file system of type FSType

showmount shows what is currently being mounted by other hosts

dfshares shows what is available to remote hosts (not necessarily mounted)
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So, dfsshares shows who *could*, while showmount shows who *has*.

Note that for NFS version 3 and before, the showmount command isn't accurate at all, since there is a mount
action in NFS, but no unmount action.
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Thank you :-)
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