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Managing Network File Systems in Oracle® Solaris 11.4

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Updated: August 2021

About Administering Network File Systems

    Your responsibilities as an NFS administrator depend on your site's requirements and your role as a network administrator. If you are responsible for all the systems on your local network, you might be responsible for determining the following:

  • Which systems can serve as dedicated servers

  • Which systems can serve as both servers and clients

  • Which systems serve as clients only

    Maintaining a server after it has been set up involves the following tasks:

  • Sharing and unsharing file systems as necessary

  • Modifying administrative files to update the lists of file systems your system mounts automatically

  • Checking the status of the network

  • Diagnosing and fixing NFS-related problems as they arise

  • Setting up maps for autofs

A system can be both a server and a client. So, a system can be used to share local file systems with remote systems and to mount remote file systems.