You will need to setup your systems for a 'NFS' Network Filesystem. Look at 'Linux NFS
' and 'Linux Networking HOWTO
' to get some good online reference.
You should setup the following;
excerpt from 'man hosts'
HOSTS(5) Linux Programmer's Manual HOSTS(5)
hosts - The static table lookup for host names
This manual page describes the format of the /etc/hosts file. This
file is a simple text file that associates IP addresses with hostnames,
one line per IP address. For each host a single line should be present
with the following information:
IP_address canonical_hostname [aliases...]
excerpt from 'man nfs';
nfs - fstab format and options for the nfs and nfs4 file systems
NFS is an Internet Standard protocol created by Sun Microsystems in
1984. NFS was developed to allow file sharing between systems residing
on a local area network. The Linux NFS client supports three versions
of the NFS protocol: NFS version 2 [RFC1094], NFS version 3 [RFC1813],
and NFS version 4 [RFC3530].
The mount(8) command attaches a file system to the system's name space
hierarchy at a given mount point. The /etc/fstab file describes how
mount(8) should assemble a system's file name hierarchy from various
independent file systems (including file systems exported by NFS
servers). Each line in the /etc/fstab file describes a single file
system, its mount point, and a set of default mount options for that
For NFS file system mounts, a line in the /etc/fstab file specifies the
server name, the path name of the exported server directory to mount,
the local directory that is the mount point, the type of file system
that is being mounted, and a list of mount options that control the way
the filesystem is mounted and how the NFS client behaves when accessing
files on this mount point. The fifth and sixth fields on each line are
not used by NFS, thus conventionally each contain the digit zero. For
server:path /mountpoint fstype option,option,... 0 0
The server's hostname and export pathname are separated by a colon,
while the mount options are separated by commas. The remaining fields
are separated by blanks or tabs. The server's hostname can be an
unqualified hostname, a fully qualified domain name, or a dotted quad
IPv4 address. The fstype field contains either "nfs" (for version 2 or
version 3 NFS mounts) or "nfs4" (for NFS version 4 mounts). The nfs
and nfs4 file system types share similar mount options, which are
Don't forget the '/etc/exports'.
excerpt from 'man exports';
EXPORTS(5) Linux File Formats Manual EXPORTS(5)
exports - NFS file systems being exported (for Kernel based NFS)
The file /etc/exports serves as the access control list for file sys-
tems which may be exported to NFS clients. It is used by exportfs(8)
to give information to mountd(8) and to the kernel based NFS file
server daemon nfsd(8).
The file format is similar to the SunOS exports file. Each line con-
tains an export point and a whitespace-separated list of clients
allowed to mount the file system at that point. Each listed client may
be immediately followed by a parenthesized, comma-separated list of
export options for that client. No whitespace is permitted between a
client and its option list.
Don't forget 'exportfs';
excerpt from 'man exportfs';
exportfs - maintain list of NFS exported file systems
/usr/sbin/exportfs [-avi] [-o options,..] [client:/path ..]
/usr/sbin/exportfs -r [-v]
/usr/sbin/exportfs [-av] -u [client:/path ..]
The exportfs command is used to maintain the current table of exported
file systems for NFS. This list is kept in a separate file named
/var/lib/nfs/xtab which is read by mountd when a remote host requests
access to mount a file tree, and parts of the list which are active are
kept in the kernel's export table.
Normally this xtab file is initialized with the list of all file sys-
tems named in /etc/exports by invoking exportfs -a.
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