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How to share files from Linux to Mac OS X with NFS

1. Install the NFS server packages on your Linux machine 2. Place the following in you /etc/exports /path/to/share/ ip.of.nfs.client(rw,sync,insecure) For example: /home/user/,sync,insecure) Note the "insecure". 3. Restart your NFS services on the Linux machine 4. On Mac OS X type Command-K in Finder. 5. Type in nfs://ip.of.nfs.server/path/to/share/. For example: nfs:// 6. Click connect. You should get a Finder window into the NFS share. Things to consider if the connection fails: Is your server running a firewall? If so, have you allowed NFS? If your server is running a firewall and does not need to (e.g. it and the client are in a trusted network), you may want to turn it off. Do you have the correct IP address in /etc/exports on the Linux server? This is the IP address of the Mac OS X machine. Note that you can use the hostname as well if you have DNS set up or are using hosts files.