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Sharing NFS Screens

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Last Modified 2022-05-08 17:09 EDT

Use the Sharing Unix Shares (NSF) option to access the NFS screen to creating a Network File System (NFS) share on TrueNAS

NFSScreen

Use COLUMNS to change the NSF table view. Options include Unselect All, Description, Enabled or Reset to Defaults.

Use ADD to open the BASIC OPTIONS configuration screen.

Use SUBMIT to save NFS share settings.

Use CANCEL to exit without saving and return to the NFS Shares screen.

NFS Share Basic Option Settings

NFSBasicOptionsScreen

SettingValueDescription
Pathfile browserType or browse to the full path to the pool or dataset to share. Click ADD to add another Path setting field. Repeat to configure multiple paths.
DescriptionstringEnter any notes or reminders about the share.
All dirscheckboxSelect to allow the client to mount any subdirectory within the Path. Clear to only allows clients to mount the Path endpoint.
QuietcheckboxSelect to enable and allow inhibiting some syslog diagnostics to avoid error messages. See exports(5) for examples. Clear checkmark to allow all syslog diagnostics, which can lead to additional cosmetic error messages.
EnabledcheckboxSelect to enable this NFS share. Clear checkmark to disable this NFS share without deleting the configuration.

NFS Share Advanced Option Settings

NFSAdvancedOptionsScreen

Use ADVANCED OPTIONS to display additional settings that allows tuning the share access permissions and defining authorized networks.

Access Settings

SettingValueDescription
Read OnlycheckboxSelect to prohibit writing to the share. Clear checkmark to allow writing to the share.
Maproot Userstring or drop downEnter a new string or select a user to apply that user permissions to the root user. Dropdown list displays a list of all users on the system.
Maproot Groupstring or drop downEnter a new string or select a group to apply that group permissions to the root user. Dropdown list displays a list of all groups on the system.
Mapall Userstring or drop downEnter a new string or select a user to apply permissions for the chosen user to all clients.
Mapall Groupstring or drop downEnter a new string or select a group to apply permissions for the chosen group to all clients.
Authorized NetworksIP addressEnter an allowed network in network/mask CIDR notation. Click ADD to define another authorized network. Defining an authorized network restricts access to all other networks. Leave empty to allow all networks.
Authorized Hosts and IP addressesstringEnter a host name or IP address to allow that system access to the NFS share. Click ADD to define another allowed system. Defining authorized systems restricts access to all other systems. Leave field empty to allow all systems access to the share.

To edit an existing NFS share click the for the share and select Edit. The options available are identical to the ADD share setting options.

Additional Information

Configuring an NFS Share

NFS Service