Network File System (NFS) Protocol
What is NFS (Network File System)?
How does NFS work?
To access data stored on another machine (i.e. a server) the server would implement NFS daemon processes to make data available to clients. The server administrator determines what to make available and ensures it can recognize validated clients.
From the client's side, the machine requests access to exported data, typically by issuing a mount command. If successful, the client machine can then view and interact with the file systems within the decided parameters.