nfs 3 or 4??

Knapp magick.crow at
Thu Feb 18 22:01:36 UTC 2010

On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 10:54 PM, J <dreadpiratejeff at> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 16:46, Knapp <magick.crow at> wrote:
>> I have installed and set up the nfs server but when you get to the
>> auto-mount bit it gives two different formats, one for 3 and one for
>> 4. The aptitude show says:  The NFS kernel server is currently the
>> recommended NFS server for use with Linux,
>>  featuring features such as NFSv3 and NFSv4.
>> So what settings do I use? Is this 3 or 4???
>> Thanks all.
> I just recently ran into this while trying to get NFS mounts over ipv6
> (supported in NFSv4).  The NFS server should support exporting to both
> v3 and v4 clients.  Now, whether you have to explicitly configure nfsd
> to use one or the other, I couldn't tell you off hand.
> In any case, it should support either one... and in my experience,
> getting a NFS mount using any NFS version is a matter of passing the
> parameters to the mount command...
> Here's a Red Hat page with info on mounting either NFSv2 or NFSv3
> shares via mount:
> Here's a Ubuntu man page on mounting nfs v3 and v4 shares:
> And here's a Ubuntu help page on configuring NFSv4:
> Jeff

Thanks for the links. My real problem was not knowing which doc to
use, 3 or 4. I guess I should gust go with 4 because that is the
future and there is nothing critical in my usage, just a home network.
I have it working with manual mounting from the client side but
understanding the automount has proven hard. It would seem to be the
way to go though, once I have grokked it.

Douglas E Knapp

Open Source Sci-Fi mmoRPG Game project.

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