Network File System (NFS) is a distributed file system protocol originally developed by Sun Microsystems in 1984, allowing a user on a client computer to access files over a network in a manner similar to how local storage is accessed.

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faster way to mount a remote file system than sshfs?

I have been using sshfs to work remotely, but it is really slow and annoying, particularly when I use eclipse on it. Is there any faster way to mount the remote file system locally? My no.1 priority ...
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How do I mount an NFS share in Windows 8?

I have a NAS that I'd like to mount over NFS. It works great on my Mac, but I cannot figure out how to mount this device on Windows 8. I've searched a bit online, but all the articles seem to apply ...
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Export NFS path containing “-” (dash)

I'm in a bit of a pinch with NFS exports file. Specifically, I can't find a way to export a directory containing "-" in the path name. Manual (exports(5)) states: Also, each line may have one or ...
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How can I have two files with the same name in a directory when mounted with NFS?

I have a C++ application test that creates 10,000 files in an NFS mounted directory, but my test recently failed once due to one file appearing twice with the same name in that directory with all the ...
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Mount Mac OSX server NFS from Linux <krb5> LDAP?

I'm trying to mount an NFS share from Fedora 16. The server is Mac OS X Server, set up by my coworker. I believe it requires Kerberos/LDAP authentication, so I would start the (probably arduous) ...
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What NFS clients exist for Vista Home (Premium)? [closed]

Preferably open source, but I'll take free (as in beer) if that's not available or even a commercial product if it is clearly the best option. I know there is a client built into Enterprise and ...
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How to access NFS share from Windows 7 pro?

Everywhere I see Windows and NFS, there is a mention of some kind of "subsystem of unix apps" or something like this, but apparently it's not in Windows 7 pro. So the question is: what can I do to ...
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NFS mount fails, permission denied, no export entry

I have a problem mounting a NFS share that I can't solve that is driving me nuts. This is the situation: Three machines involved: Host A: mandrake, IP 192.168.1.4, NFS server Host B: athlon64, IP ...
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How to mount NFS export on Mac OS X?

I have FreeBSD (test.local) box configured as NFS server. And I'm trying to mount its NFS sharing form my mac (hhmm.local) /nfs hhmm.local /nfs has 777 permission. And I checked from mac that ...
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How to configure permissions for linux NFSv4 client with Synology NAS?

I have an established Linux server (Ubuntu 12.04) and a new Synology NAS and am having trouble getting correct NFS user permissions on the mountpoint. The server also mounts an NFS export from ...
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Can I password protect an NFS share?

I have two machines on a local network (Ubuntu 11.04). I created an NFS server on machine A. The other machine B receives its IP through DHCP. I want to know if IP is the only way to allow or deny ...
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NFS: too many levels of symbolic links. How to find and fix?

wim@wim-desktop:/media/data/dots/manouche$ ls > /dev/null ls: reading directory .: Too many levels of symbolic links wim@wim-desktop:/media/data/dots/manouche$ find . -type l -exec ls -l {} \; ...
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What are some options for connecting one Linux host's filesystem to the other?

I have two Linux hosts (both running Ubuntu 10.04) and I want one of them to have access to part of the filesystem of the other. I.e. I want remote1 to be able to access the files of ...
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Mac OS X - User home directories shared via NFS

I've run into some problems with how I've got user home directories set up on our system here. Our server is an XServe, using Open Directory to manage the user accounts. The majority of our ...
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Remove .wine folder in home directory

I am a NFS with a very restrictive limit on how much space we can take up on the hard-drive. I found out my .wine/ in my home folder is pretty big. I want to know if I can go ahead and remove it, as I ...
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NFS share on Ubuntu grinds iMac down to a halt when mounted

We're at a university in a lab trying to create an NFS share that can be shared between OS X and Ubuntu machines. This problem has been driving my supervisor and I crazy for the past few days - ...
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Installing Linux *to* a NFS mount

I am about to install Linux (Mint) on a first-generation Eee PC. The device is fully sufficient hardware-wise (as I verified using the "Live" environment), except for one thing: The internal storage ...
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user and group ids scrambled when using NFS

I'm using nfs to mount the folder /mirror from a server onto a node. This works, except on the node the user and group are displayed as "4294967294". On the server: ls -al ./ displays -rw-r--r-- ...
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How to I set up nfs using the Drobo Unfsd app?

How do I set up my nfs on my Drobo FS so that I can connect to it from my Mac using the NFS protocol? I have downloaded and installed Unfsd program from the DroboApps page. My exports file looks like ...
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Mount on a per user basis

I am in charge of a small nfs network and I would like to set the machines to perform different mounts depending on which user logs in. Is this possible? For example, if user A logs in I want them to ...
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Why are network drives (e.g. /cygdrive/w mounted to //foo/whatever) NOT showing up in an ssh connection?

We need a user's Linux home directory (which is exported via NFS and Samba) to be that same user's home directory in a Cygwin bash shell invoked via ssh. Shell windows at the Windows console include ...
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NFS share from OS X Snow Leopard to Ubuntu Linux

I'm trying to share a some files on a Mac running Snow Leopard with a Ubuntu Linux. The mount request gets a "permission denied", and a client system log contains "host xx requires a stronger ...
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Advice for sharing a guest vm's files with the host

I've got a RAIDZ array on a FreeBSD guest. My host is Ubuntu 10.04 running KVM. I'd like to mount the array on the host OS somehow and access the files as efficiently as possible. Any advice? ...
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Setting up NIS/NFS on Mac OS 10.6

We have an Ubuntu NIS/NFS server at work and we recently got a few new iMacs. Is there a way to set them up so they can use the linux user accounts and mount the shared nfs files? Are there any guides ...
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NFS: Network disconnect causes Gnome Nautilus to hang / Jumping progress bars

I mount NFSv4 export via /etc/fstab and mount and use the shared folder in nautilus. There are two issues: When I copy a large file (around 4 GB) to the NFS server, the progress bar rapidly goes to ...
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NFS Network path not found

I did setup a nfs share on my debian 7 server and been trying to mount it on a windows 7 machine. I've tried the following: C:\Users\David>mount \\192.168.178.240\backups Y: Network Error - 53 ...
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When an NFS mount disappears, Finder hangs

I mount a VM's drive over NFS. I use the command sudo mount host:/home/path /home to mount the path on the VM to my /home directory (I do this to match the directories for sanity reasons). The ...
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Using NFS home directories when offline

I have a server which has a NFS4 server running and exports the home directories for all my users. This setup work great when the user have direct access via LAN or WLAN to the server. But if a laptop ...
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How to determine whether a directory is on an NFS mounted drive?

How can I determine whether a given directory on a Linux machine is from an NFS mounted drive or not?
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Alternative to NFS or better configuration - instable network, simple to set up

We are currently using NFSv4 for file sharing in a small office. Unfortunately the network is not very stable and it seems to have huge impact on the Ubuntu clients if the network is gone: The whole ...
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Concurrent NFS access

Similar to Concurrent FTP access. How is concurrent file access handled for NFS? Say that one client is updating/overwriting a file on a NFS server, and a process on the server is reading that same ...
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Secure network mounts?

I have a large-capacity file storage server ('Storagebox') which other systems mount to to access certain files. One of these systems ('Securebox') is 100% managed by another person and I have no ...
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How to use Client for NFS on Windows Vista?

I've installed "Client for NFS" on my 32-bit Windows Vista Ultimate. However, I can't find it in the start menu, and can't find any documentation on how to use it. How do I connect to a NFS share ...
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Best way to mount a remote ZFS share in Windows and make it appear local, or close to local

I primarily use Linux and Mac, where sharing folders and block devices is easy and just works. I have a 38TB ZFS-backed Ubuntu fileserver that pretty much stores all of my data for all of my devices. ...
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How to set up an NFS server on Ubuntu

I'm trying to set up an NFS server on my Ubuntu server to be accessed from my Mac OS X 10.6.4 desktop. I started on the Ubuntu side by following this guide (the quick start). When I finally try to ...
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Is it safe to share /bin with NFS?

I have a few Xen guests that are very similar: same arch, same OS (Debian), usually the differences are in RAM and disk space. I'd like to use specific VMs for specific tasks, i.e. one for VPN and ...
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Should I replace sshfs with NFS? [closed]

I have a server at home accesible via local WIFI. I also have several laptops. I share folders in the server using sshfs due to its ease-of-use. But sometimes I notice lots of connections issues with ...
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How to change user ID on a QNAP NAS?

I've got a QNAP TS-110 which I access via NFS from my Ubuntu system. I guess that NFS on a typical home network does not use any user authentication. I've read in various places and I found that it ...
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NFS shares on OS X

I am trying to connect the NFS version 4 share on my Mac OS X 10.7 with no success: $ pwd /Volumes $ mkdir NFS $ sudo mount_nfs -o resvport,vers=4 192.168.0.1:/var/teterevkov /Volumes/NFS mount_nfs: ...
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How do I enable NFS server on Windows 7 (Ultimate x64 in my case)?

How do I enable NFS server on Windows 7 ? I installed "Windows Services for UNIX" via "Turn Windows features on and off" in Control Panes. But I don't know how to launch and configure server. One ...
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Troubles using apt-get install with home on NFS share

I am trying to install a bunch of packages using apt-get install on a VM running Debian 5.0.9 (Lenny). What makes this endeavor frustrating and difficult is the fact that my home directory on this ...
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How to restart (or stop or heck even start) the nfs client service on ubuntu 9.10?

The /etc/init.d/nfs-common file has been removed. There is no NFS service utility. Any help greatly appreciated.
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Install Microsoft SUA in Windows 8 Pro

Is there a way to install Microsoft Subsystem for UNIX Applications in Windows 8 Pro (I know it is included in W8 Enterprise). I need to mount NFS shares and would rather not rely on 3rd party ...
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NFS Mount not showing in Windows Explorer

Ok. After several hours of searching Google, I can not find exactly what I need. After mounting an Ubuntu NFS share in Windows 7 via command line, it says it mounts successively. I know it was ...
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How to disable zsh tab completion for NFS dirs?

I use zsh and its tab completion. When I accidentally hit tab in a (slow) NFS dir, zsh takes way too long. Even worse, if the NFS is down, and I hit /mnt/[tab], my whole shell locks up. How can I ...
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Newly created files are ALWAYS executable by default -(cifs,NAS)?

I messed with file permissions on my NAS - My Book Live - which runs on Debian Lenny. Now, every file I make is set executable by default. This happens only on the machine the NAS is mounted to. When ...
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Undeletable file in RedHat Linux

There is a file under my home area that I cannot delete. When I do an ls -al on the directory, the permissions are ?--------- and there is a ? for user, group, size and date columns. When I attempt to ...
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Is NFS appropriate for large networks?

In pure Linux networks, I've read that NFS is good if the network is small. Are there performance issues that one runs into when using NFS for large networks? Security issues? Is there a competitor ...
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Can't mount NFS4 share

I have two directories exported from an NFS server. On my NFS client machine, I can mount one of the directories, using the default syntax, as NFS4. However, the other directory will only mount if I ...
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Multiple Machines: Share Data Using NFS / HTTP / FTP?

I have a network of 20 machines, all running Ubuntu 10.04. Each machine has about 200[GB] of data that I'd like to share with all other 19 machines for READ ONLY PURPOSES. The reading should be done ...