Speech:Summer 2011 Notes

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NFS is a protocol that allows file systems to be distributed and shared over a network. File system sharing is especially important when working with multiple users and terminals. Without NFS/LDAP, users would have to create a user name and password on each new machine they attempted to access. By utilizing NFS/LDAP, user information can be created on any client machine and then stored and accessed on the network's server. This eliminates user frustration by granting networked computers access to specific non-local information.

Required NFS software

To configure your host as an NFS client, you do not need to install additional software. All needed packages are installed by default.:

NFS server software is not part of the default installation. To install the NFS server software, start YaST and select Software+Software Management. Now choose Filter+Patterns and select File Server or use the Search option and search for NFS Server. Confirm the installation of the packages to finish the installation process.: