The version of NFS that has been most commonly used is NFS Version 2.
Technology has rolled on ahead and it has begun to show weaknesses that only a
revision of the protocol could overcome. Version 3 of the Network File System
supports larger files and filesystems, adds significantly enhanced security,
and offers a number of performance improvements that most users will find
Olaf Kirch and Trond Myklebust are developing an experimental NFSv3 server. It is featured in the developer Version 2.3 kernels and a patch is
available against the 2.2 kernel source. It builds on the Version 2
kernel-based NFS daemon.
The patches are available from the Linux Kernel based NFS server home page at