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CentOS 7 Linux Server Cookbook - Second Edition by Jonathan Hobson, Oliver Pelz

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Installing and configuring NFS

The Network File System (NFS) protocol enables remote access to filesystems over a network connection. It is based on a client-server architecture, allowing a centralized server to share files with other computers. A client can attach those exported shares in their own file system to access it conveniently, as they will be located on a local storage. While Samba and AFP are more common distributed filesystems on Windows and OS X, NFS is now the de-facto standard and a key element of any Linux server system. Here in this recipe, we will show you how easy it is to set up an NFS server for file sharing over the network.

Getting ready

To complete this recipe, you will require a working installation of the CentOS 7 operating ...

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