In a networked environment, users need access to the same information on every host.
Keeping an up-to-date copy of every file you need on each computer would be an impossible task.
The Network File System (NFS) allows users to inspect and modify remotely stored files.
Every host on the network can use a single server's file space for home directories.
No matter which host you work from, you appear to log in to the same "machine."
After completing this module, you will be able to:
Describe the NFS
Define and explain Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
mount command to access NFS shares
/etc/fstab to automate the NFS client-side mounts
The next lesson describes the Network File System (NFS).