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NFS

Note: This page is quite old and is likely out of date. My opinions may have also changed dramatically since this was written. It is here as a reference until I get around to updating it.

Install packages nfs-utils and nfs4-acl-tools

This installation sets rpcbind, rpcgssd, rpcidmapd and nfslock to all automatically start on boot… That pisses me off properly, so I set them all too disabled for testing… I’ll turn them back on as needed (hopefully I won’t have too).

I started nfs and rpcbind… lets see if thats enough.

/etc/exports on server:

/media/storage/Media           10.13.37.51(rw,sync)  
/media/storage/HomeDrives      10.13.37.51(rw,sync)
/media/storage/SharedDocuments 10.13.37.51(rw,sync)

Run the following

exportfs -rv

Apparently the client needs the nfs-utils installed as well, if the client doesn’t have it they’ll receive this error:

mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on 10.1.1.1:/home/nfs,
missing codepage or helper program, or other error
(for several filesystems (e.g. nfs, cifs) you might
need a /sbin/mount. helper program)
In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
dmesg | tail  or so