Nfs File Share Linux Mint 18 Setup Easy Guide

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

Nfs File Share Linux Mint 18 Quick Start Guide

You are Welcome! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How to Setup Nfs File Share in Linux Mint 18.x Sarah/Serena/Sonya/Sylvia LTS GNU/Linux.

And with this SetUp You will be Able to Nfs Sharing Files on Linux Mint 18 to Local and Remote Clients.

Furthermore, this same Mint File Sharing Setup will Works for a Network Composed of Debian/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 Shell Terminal emulator window
      (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

      Nfs File Share Linux Mint 18 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

        Append:

        OPTIONS=""

        Ctrl+x to Save & Exit from nano Editor.

        Again:

        nano /etc/hosts.allow

        For Example on a Local Network:

        portmap: 192.168.1.

        To Find your Machine IP Address do:

        ifconfig

        In this Example Allow 192.168.1.0/24 to be Accessed on Network.

      2. Configure idmapd

        nano /etc/default/nfs-common

        Inserts:

        NEED_IDMAPD=YES

        Then:

        nano /etc/idmapd.conf

        The Content should Correspond to:

        						[General]
        						Verbosity = 0
        						Pipefs-Directory = /var/lib/nfs/rpc_pipefs
        						Domain = localdomain
         
        						[Mapping]
        						Nobody-User = nobody
        						Nobody-Group = nogroup
        					
      3. Configure NFS

        nano /etc/exports

        Append something Like:

        /exports  192.168.1.0/255.255.255.0(rw,no_root_squash,no_subtree_check,crossmnt,fsid=0)
    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 18 File Sharing Server will be Shared with the Enabled Ubuntu/Debian Based Clients on Network.


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