LinuxWorld Australia: Setting Up an NFS Share

“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


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