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Network File System (NFS) is a distributed file system protocol that allow to share files and folders using a TCP network.


Example output NFS share to everyone: HOST#exportfs /nfs <world>

  • showmount
  • showmount -e
  • Restart service: systemctl start nfs-server

Configuration files[edit]

  • /etc/exports [1]


Install server: apt-get install nfs-kernel-server
Install client (optional): apt-get install nfs-common
  • Mount a remote nfs share:
mount -t nfs -o proto=tcp,port=2049 REMOTE_IP_SERVER:/REMOTE_SHARE_DIR /YOUR/LOCAL_DIR/

See also[edit]