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LinuxWorld Australia: Setting Up an NFS Share

Sep 13, 2004, 11:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alastair Cousins)

"FNS (Network File System) is a protocol used by UNIX/Linux computers to share disks across a network. Similar to the Common Internet File Services (CIFS) protocol used by Windows, NFS is older and more light-weight, and performs much more efficiently on UNIX and Linux systems. This month I'll be showing you how to share a directory on a Linux server using NFS, and how to mount the directory on a Linux client.

"As an example, we'll be sharing the /home directory with all clients on a network. Sharing /home is a good idea if you're running the Network Information Service (NIS) server that I covered in the May issue, as it allows you to use the same desktop and configuration settings on every computer attached to your network..."

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