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.
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/fstabfile 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/exportsfile when exporting NFS file systems.
man 8 nfsidmap— Explains the
nfsidmapcammand and lists common options.
- http://linux-nfs.org — The current site for developers where project status updates can be viewed.
- http://nfs.sourceforge.net/ — The old home for developers which still contains a lot of useful information.
- http://www.citi.umich.edu/projects/nfsv4/linux/ — An NFSv4 for Linux 2.6 kernel resource.
- http://www.vanemery.com/Linux/NFSv4/NFSv4-no-rpcsec.html — Describes the details of NFSv4 with Fedora Core 2, which includes the 2.6 kernel.
- http://citeseer.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/summary?doi=10.1.1.111.4086 — An excellent whitepaper on the features and enhancements of the NFS Version 4 protocol.
- Managing NFS and NIS by Hal Stern, Mike Eisler, and Ricardo Labiaga; O'Reilly & Associates — Makes an excellent reference guide for the many different NFS export and mount options available as of 2001.
- NFS Illustrated by Brent Callaghan; Addison-Wesley Publishing Company — Provides comparisons of NFS to other network file systems and shows, in detail, how NFS communication occurs.