Linux Mint – NFS file sharing made simple

Mohn Foto

If you have a wireless router in your home setup, you can use nfs to open up your foldes to your internal network. This is pretty straight forward:

Serverside, using the pc you want to share your files with:

Press CTRL + ALT + T to open linux command line.

When there enter root or use sudo infront of every command:

$ su : enter your password when asked.
$ aptitude install nfs-kernel nfs-common : enter Y if asked

find the ip range you want to share, look at the ip of your wireless network card using command:
edit the /etc/exports file for the nfs server:

$ ifconfig : remember the IP
$ nano /etc/exports

if your ip adress started with 10.0.0 append following line to /etc/exports

This will share your folder to everyone on network range from, (rw) stands for read and write to folders/files


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