A Network File System (NFS
) allows remote hosts to mount file systems over a network and interact with those file systems as though they are mounted locally. This enables system administrators to consolidate resources onto centralized servers on the network.
In Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the nfs-utils package is required for full NFS support. Run the
rpm -q nfs-utils command to see if the nfs-utils is installed. If it is not installed and you want to use NFS, run the following command as the root user to install it:
yum install nfs-utils
When running SELinux, the
NFS daemons are confined by default. SELinux policy allows NFS to share files by default.