9.10. References

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.

Installed Documentation

  • 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.

Useful Websites

Related Books

  • 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.
  • 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.