Linux Xubuntu 14.04 Trusty How to Share Files Over Network with Nfs4 Easy Guide

February 25, 2014 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Xubuntu File Sharing Over Network with Nfs4 Setup

You are Welcome! The Tutorial shows you Step-by-Step How to SetUp Xubuntu 14.04 Trusty i386/amd64 to Share Files Over Local or Internet Network with Nfs4 from a Server to Clients.

This same Xubuntu File Sharing Over Network SetUp will Works for a Network Composed from All Ubuntu/Debian Based Systems.

With this SetUp You will be Able to Sharing Files Over Network with Nfs4 on Xubuntu 14.04 Trusty.

The Practial Example Shows Up How to Share Your Home Directory Over the Local Network with Nfs4 Distributed File System Protocol.

The “rpcbind” Package have Replaced the Old “portmap” and “nfs-kernel-server” Service the Precedent “nfs-common” one

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  1. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Linux Xubuntu 13.04 Open Terminal
  2. Server Side SetUp
    1. Install Required Packages

      sudo su
      apt-get update
      apt-get install nfs-kernel-server rpcbind nfs-common
    2. Make Configuration

      1. Configure rpcbind
        nano /etc/default/rpcbind



        Ctrl+x to Save & Exit from nano Editor.


        nano /etc/hosts.allow

        For Example on a Local Network Append:

        portmap: 192.168.1.

        Allowing IPs Range to be Accessed on Local Network.

      2. Configure idmapd
        nano /etc/default/nfs-common




        nano /etc/idmapd.conf

        The Content should Correspond to:

        Verbosity = 0
        Pipefs-Directory = /var/lib/nfs/rpc_pipefs
        Domain = localdomain

        Nobody-User = nobody
        Nobody-Group = nogroup

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      4. Configure NFS
        nano /etc/exports

        Append something Like:

    3. Make and Bind the Sharing Directories

      For Example to Share the Entire /home Directory Over Network:

      mkdir -p /exports/home

      Then to Bind Your home to /exports/home do:

      cd /exports
      mount --bind /home ./home

      To have this Same SetUp Loaded on Boot Edit fstab:

      nano /etc/fstab

      Appending like in Example:

      /home /exports/home none bind
    4. StartUp server File Sharing over Network Services

      /etc/init.d/nfs-kernel-server start
      /etc/init.d/rpcbind start
  3. Client Side SetUp
    1. Open a Terminal Window
      (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    2. Install Required Packages

      sudo su;
      apt-get update
      apt-get install nfs-common rpcbind
    3. How to Mount the Sharing Directories on the Client

      NfsV4 Mount Command
  4. So After this SetUp a Portion of Your Choice on the Xubuntu 14.04 Trusty Nfs4 File Sharing Server will be Shared with the Enabled Ubuntu/Debian Clients over Network.

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