NFS: Setting up a basic NFS file system share

While there are many distributed file systems out there; especially with the rise of cloud & virtual computing. The Network File System or NFS protocol has by far held its title as an easy to use, fast to implement and very efficient distributed file system. In today's article I will be covering how to set up a basic NFS share. This article will assume that you have already created a file system, if not hop over to this article and then come back for the NFS steps....

 · 6 min · Benjamin Cane

showmount: See available NFS Shares

Showmount is a handy little command I've found out about in the recent few years. It allows you to see the available nfs shares on remote systems. Example: $ showmount -e 192.168.0.110 Exports list on 192.168.0.110: /volume1/music 192.168.0.1/24 /volume1/data 192.168.0.1/24 ...

 · 1 min · Benjamin Cane