10.2. NFS Client Configuration
The NFS protocol version used in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 is identified by the
vers. By default,
mount will use NFSv4 with
mount -t nfs. If the server does not support NFSv4, the client will automatically step down to a version supported by the server. If you use the
vers option to pass a particular version not supported by the server, the mount will fail. The file system type nfs4 is also available for legacy reasons; this is equivalent to running
mount -t nfs -o nfsvers=4 .
10.2.1. Mounting NFS File Systems using
An alternate way to mount an NFS share from another machine is to add a line to the
file. The line must state the hostname of the NFS server, the directory on the server being exported, and the directory on the local machine where the NFS share is to be mounted. You must be root to modify the
The general syntax for the line in
/etc/fstab is as follows:
server:/usr/local/pub /pub nfs rsize=8192,wsize=8192,timeo=14,intr
The mount point
/pub must exist on the client machine before this command can be executed. After adding this line to
/etc/fstab on the client system, use the command
mount /pub, and the mount point
/pub is mounted from the server.
/etc/fstab file is referenced by the
netfs service at boot time, so lines referencing NFS shares have the same effect as manually typing the
mount command during the boot process.
/etc/fstab entry to mount an NFS export should contain the following information:
options 0 0
are the same ones used when manually mounting an NFS share. Refer to Section 10.2, “NFS Client Configuration”
for a definition of each variable.
The mount point
/local/directory must exist on the client before
/etc/fstab is read. Otherwise, the mount will fail.
For more information about
/etc/fstab, refer to