Chapter 23. NFS: Sharing Filesystems




The NFS (Network Filesystem) protocol, a UNIX de facto standard developed by Sun Microsystems, allows a server to share selected local directory hierarchies with client systems on a heterogeneous network. NFS runs on UNIX, DOS, Windows, VMS, Linux, and more. Files on the remote computer (the fileserver) appear as if they are present on the local system (the client). Most of ...

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