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    NFS Client

    This topic describes how to configure the NFS client if you are using an E Series application that requires NFS-based transport.

    NFS Client Overview

    You can configure a virtual router on the E Series router as a Network File System (NFS) client to provide remote file access for E Series applications that need NFS-based transport.

    The system provides NFS client support only for E Series applications designed to use NFS-based transport. Unlike the typical implementation on UNIX workstations, the E Series NFS client does not provide services such as mounting or unmounting of files through the command-line interface (CLI).

    NFS Client References

    The NFS client complies with the following standards:

    • RFC 1094—Network File System Protocol Specification (March 1989)
    • RFC 1057—Remote Procedure Call Protocol Specification (June 1988)

    NFS Client Prerequisites

    The E Series NFS client requires a remote host to act as an NFS server. The remote host must support NFS server protocol version 2 or higher.

    Configuring a Virtual Router as an NFS Client

    To configure a virtual router as an NFS client:

    1. Access the virtual router context.
    2. Add the remote host to the host table. For more information, see Adding or Modifying an Entry in the Host Table.
      host1:boston(config)#host host50 10.2.3.4
    3. Configure the remote host as an NFS server for this virtual router. Optionally, specify a user identity and a group identity that a user must specify to connect to the remote host. The default user identity is 2001, and the default group identity is 100.
      host1:boston(config)#ip nfs host host50 user 1500 group 150
    4. Specify the E Series interface that this virtual router will use to exchange NFS communications with this server. Specify either the source-address keyword with the IP address of the interface or the source-interface keyword with the interface type and specifier. For information about interface types and specifiers, see Interface Types and Specifiers in JunosE Command Reference Guide.
      host1:boston(config)#ip nfs source-address 10.1.1.1 host1:boston(config)#ip nfs source-interface atm 3/2.6

      Issuing this command provides connectivity between the E Series router and the remote host if the network configuration restricts communications between devices.

    Published: 2014-08-12