Jack Moore

Email: jack(at)jmoore53.com
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NFS Mounts

29 Apr 2020 » nfs, file systems, system administraton, config, server, mac, launchctl, launch, startup

NFS Config

Edit /etc/exports:

# /etc/exports: the access control list for filesystems which may be exported
#       to NFS clients.  See exports(5).
# Example for NFSv2 and NFSv3:
# /srv/homes       hostname1(rw,sync,no_subtree_check) hostname2(ro,sync,no_subtree_check)
# Example for NFSv4:
# /srv/nfs4        gss/krb5i(rw,sync,fsid=0,crossmnt,no_subtree_check)
# /srv/nfs4/homes  gss/krb5i(rw,sync,no_subtree_check)

insecure had to be selected for me to connect via my Macbook.

In Bash:

sudo systemctl restart nfs-kernel-server


In Server:

ufw allow from to any port 111
ufw allow from to any port 2049


In Finder, press cmd + k and enter the path to the NFS server/share:

Or from Terminal:

# To Mount
sudo mount -t nfs xps.internal.itsltns.io:/media/jack/Jack /Volumes/xps-media

# To Test
df -h

# To Unmount
sudo umount /Volumes/xps-media

Test Speed

The definition of slow as defined by MW:

(3) moving, flowing, or proceeding without speed or at less than usual speed


time dd if=/dev/zero of=/Volumes/xps-media/testfile bs=16k count=128k
# 3309+0 records in
# 3308+0 records out
# 54198272 bytes transferred in 52.577148 secs (1030833 bytes/sec)
# dd if=/dev/zero of=/Volumes/xps-media/testfile bs=16k count=128k  0.01s user 0.59s system 1% cpu 53.630 total

time dd if=/Volumes/xps-media/testfile of=/dev/null bs=16k
# 609+0 records in
# 609+0 records out
# 9977856 bytes transferred in 13.486037 secs (739866 bytes/sec)
# dd if=/Volumes/xps-media/testfile of=/dev/null bs=16k  0.00s user 0.04s system 0% cpu 13.856 total

What does this mean? - It means when I am at home, I need a direct connection to the other workstation and routes setup to bypass the VPN to access the Media.

© Jack Moore