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10.5: Set up NFS exports in 10.5 Network
Setting up NFS exports under Leopard is insanely easy: just add an entry to (or more usually, create) /etc/exports, and it gets picked up automatically. This file survives reboots, as well; pretty cool.

Here's an example:
muse:~ root# cat /etc/exports
/Volumes/BigDisk/Panic	-maproot=netroot	10.0.1.1
muse:~ root# showmount -e
Exports list on localhost:
/Volumes/BigDisk/Panic             10.0.1.1 
muse:~ root#
[robg adds: I haven't tested this one.]
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10.5: Set up NFS exports in 10.5
Authored by: corienti on Nov 05, '07 02:54:07PM

This is not new at all; you could do this in Tiger as well.

In Tiger you could use either NetInfo *or* /etc/exports for NFS mounts; OS X read both and exported the combined contents of both.

Most FAQs I saw recommended using NetInfo, but I always found NI to be a bit of a kludge; complicated GUI interface instead of a simple and easy flat text file - no thanks. I've always used /etc/exports, as it's easier, and also the "standard" way to configure NFS exports across all platforms.



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10.5: Set up NFS exports in 10.5
Authored by: TheCrunge on Nov 05, '07 04:07:29PM

Indeed, this could be done before. Now, for the GUI users, it's even easier. Open /Applications/Utilities/Directory Utility, and click on "Mounts". Have some NFS fun.



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10.5: Set up NFS exports in 10.5
Authored by: l1n3u5 on Nov 10, '07 01:25:13AM

I think that either you have some kind of ninja version of 10.5, or I got cheated. Are you saying that you can set up an NFS share to be exported via /Applications/Utilities/Directory Utility.app ? Cause I can only set up a share to be mounted via my copy. Please share :)

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