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    NFS Tutorial


    I wish to set up an nfs server. I am looking for a good how to but till now I haven't found a good one. Can somebody suggest me one?

    Thanks in advance
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    Just Joined! richiefrich's Avatar
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    This is a gentoo howto but you can adapt it to any distro

    If you have any questions just ask..

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    Super Moderator Roxoff's Avatar
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    Hmmmm, I dont think I ever read a HOWTO on this one. NFS is pretty easy - the place I looked is on the manpages. You edit /etc/exports on the server and /etc/fstab on the client, restart the services on both, and issue the mount command on the client. Take a look at 'man nfs' and 'man exports'.
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    The gentoo handbook was a good suggestion.

    Actually NFS is quite easy and I have maintained networks with NFS in the past but this was the first time I was going to set up one for another network and I did not want any security issues. So I thought better to grab a handbook or something like that.

    Anyways thanks for all your help. In case you have any more suggestions please do reply, there are many things I don't know.
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    Linux User DThor's Avatar
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    Security and NFS don't go together very well. It's fine behind a wall, but it was designed for convenience, not security and speed.

    If you're interested in this sort of topic, google is your friend:


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