Accessing NFS shares from your Ubuntu server

ubuntuIf you've built a file server that uses the NFS protocol, (see Openfiler sharing), this article describes how to access the NFS share from an Ubuntu server


  1. sudo apt-get install portmap nfs-common


Portmap lock-down (optional)

Add the following line to hosts.deny.

  1. sudo vi /etc/hosts.deny


portmap : ALL


Add the following to hosts.allow, where ipaddress is the ip address of your NFS server.

  1. sudo vi /etc/hosts.allow

portmap : ipaddress


Mount the share

  1. sudo vi /etc/fstab
  2. add the following single line...
    1. /your/mount/directory nfs rsize=8192,wsize=8192,timeo=14,intr
  3. mkdir /your/mount/directory
  4. sudo mount /your/mount/directory


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