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May 16, 2003, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"NFS is the best thing since sliced bread. It stands for Network File System. NFS is a file and directory sharing mechanism native to Unix and Linux.

"NFS is conceptually simple. On the server (the box that is allowing others to use its disk space), you place a line in /etc/exports to enable its use by clients. This is called sharing. For instance, to share /home/myself for both read and write on subnet 192.168.100, netmask, place the following line in /etc/exports on the server:


"To share it read only, change the (rw)to (ro)..."

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