Network File System (NFS)

Network File System (NFS) is a distributed file system protocol that allows a user access to files within a computer over a network.

NFS is based on client and server architecture and allows for various levels of access and permission configurations. NFs allows for central file management, reducing redundancy, and simplifying backups and recovery processes.

NFS Server

An NFS server is the computer configured to share files and directories over a network with the NFS protocol. NFS servers handle requests from NFS users and authenticates users that require access to certain files.

An NFS server ensures only permitted users can perform reading, writing, and executing file operations. The purpose of an NFS server is to maintain consistency and integrity of the data despite multiple users are accessing the files simultaneously.