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gany59
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NFS server configuration

Hi Guru's

Pls tell the steps for configure the NFS server and client..

Thanks in advance...
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Michal Kapalka (mikap)
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Tor-Arne Nostdal
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Re: NFS server configuration

Is this a one-time operation or a permanent NFS share?

If you're not familiar with how to do it, you could use System Administration tool sam

SAM Areas:Networking and Communications -> Networked File Systems

Hint:
If permanent you would like to use a NFS filesystem which is auto mounted on your client when you access it. If you dont do it this way, your client may hang if your server go down.

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R.K. #
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Re: NFS server configuration

Hi Gany,

Please find the attachment.

Regds..


Don't fix that what ain't broke
Michal Kapalka (mikap)
Honored Contributor

Re: NFS server configuration

hi,

/etc/exports

here will be defined which part of FS will be shared, and permition

them exportfs -va

from client side, you need to decide if you use automount or typical nfs mount on you server

showmount -e hostname_of_nfs_server

will show you wich FS are exported for which hosts, and which access privileges.

mikap
gany59
Regular Advisor

Re: NFS server configuration

Hi mikap..

thanks for ur response..

i need to mount the FS by NFS .. say for example my NFS server name is biacpd, and the client name is dicapb, if i need to mount the /home/anu directory to the client , what i need to do , is there any permission need to be set , and i want the shared file in the read only mode

Could u pls tell me the steps for this..

Very much thankful in advance!!!!
R.K. #
Honored Contributor

Re: NFS server configuration

Hi Gany,

ON NFS SERVER (biacpd):
#vi /etc/exports
/home/anu -ro #export read-only to everyone

#exportfs -a
#showmount -e #to confirm

ON NFS CLIENT (dicapb):
# mount :/home/anu /newdir

Now /home/anu from nfs server is mounted on client on /newdir as read-only.

Hope this helps..
Don't fix that what ain't broke
R.K. #
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Re: NFS server configuration

To make above mount point permanent on NFS CLIENT, make en entry in fstab:

# vi /etc/fstab
:/home/anu /newdir nfs soft 0 0

This will survive reboot.
Don't fix that what ain't broke
gany59
Regular Advisor

Re: NFS server configuration

HI R.K

thanks a lot , then what is the purpose of the /etc/xtab and /etc/rmtab file.. do we need to put any entry in these files..