What ports need to be forwarded for NFS to work?

Jonathan Hirschman jonathan at hirschman.net
Sat Sep 8 06:17:53 UTC 2007

Craig Hagerman wrote:
> OK - I don't know about either of these methods and didn't know it was
> inherently unsafe to use NFS from outside a LAN. Can I use NFS with
> VPN? 
Yes. Using a VPN is like being on the local network. You can use any 
service that you want.

> It is imperative that I use NFS. Is there any benefit to using
> either VPN or ssh?
Benefits? Yes:

* Your session is encrypted with a VPN or with ssh,
* One less port open on your firewall, security bonus.

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