"NFS or the Network Filesystem is a very effective way of
sharing files and data across your Unix network. NFS goes beyond
mere file sharing and offers neat functionality that fits perfectly
into the Linux filesystem. Simply mount a directory off another
machine on your network and read from or write to it - even run
applications from it - completely transparently!"
"Under Windows, through network neighborhood, you can browse
through available shares on other machines, run applications and of
course transfer data. NFS is somewhat similar, but much more
flexible. We've got diskless machines on our network that access
their root filesystem using NFS. You can centralize the location of
user home directories which users access via NFS. Since Linux uses
a unified filesystem, it is completely transparent to the user. You
can run an application off another machine as though it was
installed on your own machine simply by mounting that directory
"NFS is also very easy to install and use. It is now part of the
standard installation of most, if not all Linux distributions. So
this is where we'll ask you to start...."
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