About NFS

NFS is the file sharing system which is used on UNIX OS like Linux. I’ll explain about it to deepen my understanding.


NFS is the abbreviation of “Network File System”, and as the name means it is network-based file system. NFS is the basic function of Linux, so you can use NFS without something special.

When you use NFS, you need 2 types of systems, “NFS server” and “NFS Client”.

NFS server: This server has the data entities

NFS Client: This server can use the data on NFS server by mounting it.

Difference from SMB

SMB(Server Message Block) is also file sharing function like NFS, but this is mainly used windows.



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