Network File System (NFS) is a protocol for sharing files on a network. Before configuring this service, you should first create your Unix (NFS) Shares. After configuring this service, go to Services → Control Panel to start the service.
Starting this service will open the following ports on the FreeNAS® system:
- TCP and UDP 111 (used by rpcbind)
- TCP 2049 (used by nfsd)
Additionally, mountd and rpcbind will each bind to a randomly available UDP port.
Figure 8.9a shows the configuration screen and Table 8.9a summarizes the configuration options for the NFS service:
Figure 8.9a: Configuring NFS
Table 8.9a: NFS Configuration Options
|Number of servers||integer||run sysctl -n kern.smp.cpus from Shell to determine the number; do not exceed the number listed in the output of that command|
|Allow non-root mount||checkbox||check this box only if the NFS client requires it|
|Bind IP Addresses||string||comma delimited list of IP addresses to bind to; if empty, NFS will bind to (listen on) all available addresses|