NFS (Network File System) for Beginners: In this post I am trying to build a base for the beginners. This post will help to proceed further with NFS complex tasks.
What is NFS?
NFS —> Network File System —> The Network File System (NFS) is a client-server service that enables users to view, store, and update files on a remote server as though they were on the their own local server. In Simple layman language NFS provides a “Centralized File Access”.
Example: Suppose you have a 100 users in a company. Out of which 50 require complete access to 10 files/softwares etc. for there daily day to day work and other 50 require access to other commonly used 15 files/softwares etc. for there work. Now instead of placing individual files/softwares on each users server (computer) you should keep the files/softwares in a common shared place which users would have access to. Now each user can access (read/write/modify –> depending upon access provided) those commonly used files/softwares remotely without having them on his/her local server/computer. This will help to save the diskspace as well on all users server. Full Story