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Essential Linux® Administration: A Comprehensive Guide for Beginners by Serge Palladino, Chuck Easttom

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Chapter 12. Network File System

Network File System (commonly referred to as NFS) is a wonderful tool that I am certain you will find quite useful. Essentially, NFS allows you to mount an exported share from another machine as if it were simply another volume on your own system. The exporting computer is considered the server, and the importing computer is considered a client. It is not at all uncommon to have servers set up with NFS to share drives. In fact, this is a common technique when you want to expand the space available to a server without adding another physical drive. You can simply access an NFS-shared volume.

History and Background of NFS

SUN Microsystems developed the NFS protocol to facilitate communications among various computing ...

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