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.
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 ...