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Webmin Administrator's Cookbook by Michał Karzyński

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Setting up an NFS-shared volume

Network File System (NFS) is a distributed filesystem protocol designed to allow systems to share file resources over the network. An NFS server can export part of its filesystem, and then a remote client system can mount the exported directories as part of its local filesystem. Webmin can assist you with exporting directories for sharing using NFS.

Note

NFS v3 preserves UNIX permissions and file ownership, but the job of checking who's who is left up to the client system. That means that if the NFS server has a user with a uid value of 500, then the same user should have the same uid number on the NFS client system. Otherwise, his files may be assigned to a different user or no user at all. This is an important ...

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