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Configuring the NFS protocol


With the NFS protocol, users and applications can add, view, and delete objects and modify object metadata through familiar directory structures.

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NFS protocol configuration


You use the NFS panel to enable and configure the NFS protocol for a namespace. To display this panel, on the left side of the Protocols panel, click on NFS.

The top of the NFS panel shows the string to use to identify the namespace when mounting it on an NFS client.

The NFS panel lets you:

Enable the NFS protocol.

Specify default values for POSIX UIDs and GIDs. For information on these defaults, see Default POSIX UID, GID, and permissions.

Specify the client IP addresses that have access to the namespace through NFS.

For information on using the NFS protocol to access stored data, see Using a Namespace.

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Enabling NFS access to a namespace


The NFS panel has two sections for enabling and configuring the NFS protocol.

Settings section

To enable the NFS protocol, in the Settings section:

1.Select Enable NFS.

2.Optionally, in the UID field, type a different UID to be displayed for objects that don’t have an explicit POSIX UID. Valid values are integers greater than or equal to zero.

3.Optionally, in the GID field, type a different GID to be displayed for objects that don’t have an explicit POSIX GID. Valid values are integers greater than or equal to zero.

4.Click on Update Settings.

Allowed IP Addresses section

To set the IP addresses to be allowed access to the namespace through NFS, optionally, specify IP addresses in the Allowed IP Addresses section. For instructions on doing this, see Adding and removing entries in Allow and Deny lists.

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