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NFS shares (Samba alternative)

Wed, Jun 27, 2007 mdda OSS Blog Comments

NFS shares (Samba alternative)

Situation

Basics

yum install portmap nfslock nfs

Setup of the Server Machine

Create a mount point for the directory to be mounted somewhere convenient :
mkdir /s_drive

and into /etc/fstab :
/mnt/seagate250/server /s_drive none bind 0 0

Mount everything (ready for exporting) using :

mount -a

Check everything is where it’s meant to be with :

mount

Add the network export to /etc/exports :

more /etc/exports

/s_drive 192.168.1.0/255.255.255.0(ro)

/etc/hosts.allow file for NFS:
portmap: (hosts)
lockd: (hosts)
mountd: (hosts)
rquotad: (hosts)
statd: (hosts)

where (hosts) is like 192.168.1.0/255.255.255.0

/etc/hosts.deny file for NFS:
portmap: ALL
lockd: ALL
mountd: ALL
rquotad: ALL
statd: ALL

Start the daemons : nfsd, lockd, statd, mountd, and rquotad
/etc/init.d/nfs restart

Pick up any changes to /etc/exports :

/usr/sbin/exportfs -rv

/usr/sbin/showmount -e

Helpful :
http://fconfig.wordpress.com/2006/08/17/setting-up-a-fedora-nfs-server/

Best :
http://craiccomputing.blogspot.com/2007/06/setting-up-nfs-mounts-in-linux-fedora-6.html

Includes WinXP Home Hack :
http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Access_NFS_via_SFU

Note: Windows XP Home Users: If you use Windows XP Home you’ll have to do a little hex editing to make everything work right for you. Make a backup of SfuSetup.msi then open it in your favorite hex editor. Search for the string “NOT (VersionNT = 501 AND MsiNTSuitePersonal)” and change 501 to 510.

Also :
http://doc.gwos.org/index.php/MountNFS

Tags:
fedora nfs samba

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