Managing Network File Systems in Oracle® Solaris 11.2

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Updated: July 2014

How NFS Referrals Work

The Oracle Solaris 11.1 release includes a new NFS feature called NFS referrals. NFS referrals enable an NFS Version 4 server to point to file systems located on other NFS Version 4 servers as a way of connecting multiple NFS Version 4 servers into a uniform namespace.

NFS Version 2, NFS Version 3, and other types of clients can follow a referral because it appears to them to be a symbolic link.