Nfs File Share Linux Lite Setup Easy Guide

September 6, 2018 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Nfs File Share Linux Lite – Quick Start Guide

You are Welcome! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How to Setup Nfs File Share in Linux Lite.

And with this SetUp You will be Able to Nfs Sharing Files on Linux Lite to Local and Remote Clients.

Furthermore, this same Linux Lite File Sharing Setup will Works for a Network Composed of Linux Lite/Ubuntu Based Systems.

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

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  1. Server Side SetUp.

    1. Open a Terminal Shell emulator window
      (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands).

      Nfs File Share Linux Lite Setup Easy Guide - Open Terminal

    2. Install Required Packages
      Login as SuperUser to Make Easier the Commands Execution:

      sudo su

      Then Update the Repositories:

      apt update

      And Install Required Packages with:

      apt install nfs-kernel-server rpcbind nfs-common
    3. Again

      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:


        To Find your Machine IP Address do:


        In this Example Allow2.168.1.0/24 to be Accessed on 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
      3. Configure NFS.

        nano /etc/exports

        Append something Like:

    4. Now Make and Bind the Sharing Directories.

      mkdir -p /exports/home

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

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

      To have this SetUp Loaded on Boot Edit fstab:

      nano /etc/fstab

      Appending like in Example:

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

      /etc/init.d/nfs-kernel-server start
      /etc/init.d/rpcbind start
  2. Client Side SetUp.

    1. Open a Terminal Window.

    2. And Install Required Packages.

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

      NfsV4 Mount Command
  3. So After this SetUp a Portion of Your Choice on the Ubuntu File Sharing Server will be Shared with the Enabled Linux Lite/Debian Based Clients on Network.

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