21.11. Additional Resources

Administering an NFS server can be a challenge. Many options, including quite a few not mentioned in this chapter, are available for exporting or mounting NFS shares. Consult the following sources for more information.

21.11.1. Installed Documentation

  • /usr/share/doc/nfs-utils-<version-number>/ — Replace <version-number> with the version number of the NFS package installed. This directory contains a wealth of information about the NFS implementation for Linux, including a look at various NFS configurations and their impact on file transfer performance.
  • man mount — Contains a comprehensive look at mount options for both NFS server and client configurations.
  • man fstab — Gives details for the format of the /etc/fstab file used to mount file systems at boot-time.
  • man nfs — Provides details on NFS-specific file system export and mount options.
  • man exports — Shows common options used in the /etc/exports file when exporting NFS file systems.

21.11.2. Useful Websites