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#Mounting 9P on Unix-like operating systems


Under GNU/Linux and *BSD operating systems it is recommended to use 9pfs to mount 9p services.


doas 9pfs -o allow_other 9front /mnt

#9pfs and drawterm

When using drawterm it is possible to serve a 9P connection directly to the host system by binding /mnt/term/net over /net and starting exportfs(1) like shown in the script below

rfork n
bind /mnt/term/net /net
aux/listen1 -t tcp!*!12345 /bin/exportfs -r / &
os mkdir -p /tmp/drawterm
os 9pfs localhost -p 12345 /tmp/drawterm

It requires 9pfs to be installed. A side bonus of doing it this way is, that it uses the drawterm's aan connection to keep the 9p connection up.


The Linux kernel contains a 9p driver that can be made to mostly work with 9front systems. Two things to keep in mind however:

  • Auth will not work
  • Currently file creation is broken.


sudo mount -t 9p -o version=9p2000,port=564,trans=tcp your.9p.server /mnt/9p