Managing Network File Systems in Oracle® Solaris 11.2

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Updated: July 2014

WebNFS Support

WebNFS provides the capability to make a file system on the Internet accessible through firewalls. This capability uses an extension to the NFS protocol. One advantage of using the WebNFS protocol for Internet access is its reliability. The service is built as an extension of the NFS Version 3 and Version 2 protocol. Additionally, WebNFS enables you to share files without the administrative overhead of an anonymous ftp site. For more information about WebNFS, see Security Negotiation for the WebNFS Service and Administering WebNFS.

Note -  The NFS Version 4 protocol is preferred over the WebNFS service. NFS version 4 fully integrates all the security negotiation that was added to the MOUNT protocol and the WebNFS service.