tardis:/home /home nfs rw 0 0
You can also mount file systems from the command line, e.g.:
# mount -t nfs tardis:/home /home
This will issue an NFS request to the server, tardis, to mount the file system, /home, on the local directory, /home.
The client needs to be running the block IO daemon, biod, to buffer NFS requests (normally 4 are started).
Another way to mount file systems is to use the automounter. The automount daemon, automount, will automatically mount the desired file system whenever a file/directory in that file system is accessed. It intercepts any requests for access to the file system and then uses the information in a NIS map or local file to decide how and where to mount the file system. If no access is made after a few minutes the file system is unmounted again.