Using Network File System (NFS) Service with QNAP TS-112

Not all NAS provides Network File System (ask NFS). Once connected, you may use file manager like Nautilus in GNOME for drag-and-drop operations as local files.

It is a file sharing protocol.

Need to try several time to see nfs shared folders.
Need to try several time to see nfs shared folders.

It provides server control. You may make shared folders public or specific host name or IP.

Enable NFS Service and Access on QNAP TS-112

On TS-112, you may enable it in [Control Panel]→[Network Services]→[Win/Mac/NFS]→[NFS Service].

Server control is in [Control Panel]→[Privileges Settings]→[Shared Folders]. Assigned to host of IP in [Action]→[Access Permissions] by [NFS host access].

Server control is in [Control Panel]→[Privileges Settings]→[Shared Folders]. Use the [Access Permissions] icon next to the folder name to manage [NFS host access] in [Select permission type].

Access NFS Services from Computer

On my desktop computer, I use [NFS Client] in YaST for connection. Nautilus doesn’t support it without NFS-LAN extension. You need to [Add] a NFS Server in [NFS Shares] tab manually. If it fails display [Remote Directory] by clicking on [Select] after you provide the IP in [NFS Server Hostname], close the dialog and try again. Remember to [Open Port in Firewall] in [NFS Settings] tab or it might be blocked.

You may also use Linux command showmount -e [NAS IP] to explore shared folders.

NFS v4 Share is not supported by TS-112 yet. Please don’t enable it.

You may also use command line to mount and unmount as below:

#sudo /sbin/mount.nft [NAS IP]:/[NFS shared folder] /[local mount point] -v
#sudo umount [local mount point]

I may mount NFS without problems in terminal but needs to connect to server many times to see the shared folders in [NFS Client]. TS-112 also freeze once for no reason once.


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