You may need to setup an NFS server on Ubuntu to run and debug your program on your target platform or simply to share media files on the network composed of Linux clients. If you are using Windows clients, you would usually use SAMBA/CIFS, although it is possible to setup an NFS server in Windows as well using Windows Services for UNIX 3.5.
Install the required packages:
# sudo apt-get install nfs-kernel-server nfs-common portmap
Reconfigure and restart portmap:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure portmap
# sudo /etc/init.d/portmap restart
# sudo vi /etc/exports
Add the directories to share with NFS and save the file, for example:
will give full read/write permissions to the nfs directory for computer in 192.168.1.0 subnet.
Restart the NFS server:
# sudo /etc/init.d/nfs-kernel-server restart
and reload the configuration:
# sudo exportfs -a
The installation is now complete.
To mount the NFS server (nfs directory) from another client (in /mnt/nfs), use the following command line:
# mount nfs_server_ip:/nfs /mnt/nfs
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