Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1018500
There's no section in the documentation for NFS, after Fedora 14
Last modified: 2016-03-06 15:22:20 EST
Description of problem:
There's no section in the documentation for current Fedora versions, about how to configure NFS. There's SAMBA and FTP, but no NFS.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Search or browse documentation.
Can find scattered information about configuring NFS, but no consolidated section.
Section for configuring NFS clients and servers.
There are many changes in NFS configuration since Fedora 14. There's a different init system with different service names, There's also a new firewall manager. I'm just guess at a lot of the details, and it's pretty frustrating. Why does SAMBA have a large detailed section, and NFS has nothing? This is Linux, right? Is the Fedora Project moving to SAMBA as the preferred file sharing method?
Currently there is no one available to write a new version of the Storage Admin Guide in Fedora. But if you could itemise the differences or out-of-date material that would be useful for when someone is available.
Any help is always welcome :)
(In reply to David Jones from comment #0)
> Why does SAMBA have a large detailed section, and NFS has nothing? This
> is Linux, right? Is the Fedora Project moving to SAMBA as the preferred
> file sharing method?
No, this is not our intention. As Stephen implied, the only reason why we have more or less up-to-date documentation on Samba and none on NFS is that Samba is documented in the System Administrator's Guide while NFS used to be part of the Storage Administration Guide. The latter is, unfortunately, no longer maintained.
Unfortunately, I'm having a very difficult time figuring out how to set up NFS in Fedora 19, without the documentation. Once I do, though, I can let you know. I'm assuming that the documentation will be updated before the release of RHEL 7. the biggest gap I see in much of the documentation is that it's written for SysVInit instead systemd. Much of the old SysV commands still work, but many don't.
I've submitted another bug report regarding the problems I'm having with NFS here https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1018606.
I can attempt to do an overhaul of this documentation but it will not happen before the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 as until then my time is taken up elsewhere.
I'm going to close this for now. This guide would need a rewrite at this point to get resurrected, and any specific deficiency in the older version of the document won't necessarily be relevant to the new guide.