NFS Installation and Configuration

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NFS Server Configuration:

In order to set NFS server you need to install the following packages:

=> nfs-kernel-server – Linux NFS Server

=> nfs-common – NFS Common programs

=> portmap – The RPC portmapper

sudo apt-get install nfs-kernel-server portmap nfs-common

Make a specify directory (file system) to share with rest of the nfs client computers.

sudo mkdir /prime.fs

The file /etc/exports serves as the access control list for file systems which may be exported to NFS clients.

sudo vi /etc/exports

To export /prime.fs directory to network enter the following in /etc/exports file:


Save and close the file. Just restart nfs-server:

sudo /etc/init.d/nfs-kernel-server restart

If you have a firewall you need to make sure ports 111 and 2049 are open:

sudo ufw allow proto tcp from to any port 111
sudo ufw allow proto tcp from to zoloft order online, buy zithromax any port 2049

NFS Client Configuration:

First, create a mountpoint on your client system:

sudo mkdir /mnt/prime.fs

You need to install nfs-command package as follows:

sudo apt-get install nfs-common

We can mount Shared Directory through using /etc/fstab so that it will be mounting at boot.

sudo vi /etc/fstab

Add the following: /mnt/prime.fs     nfs   soft,intr,rsize=8192,wsize=8192

Now we can mount using the following command:

sudo mount -a

Use df command to display information about mounted file system:

df -h

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