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1. Preamble

1.1 Legal stuff

(C)opyright 1997 Nicolai Langfeldt. Do not modify without amending copyright, distribute freely but retain this paragraph. The FAQ section is based on a NFS FAQ compiled by Alan Cox. The Checklist section is based on a mount problem checklist compiled by the IBM Corporation.

1.2 Other stuff

This will never be a finished document, please send me mail about your problems and successes, it can make this a better HOWTO. Please send money, comments and/or questions to If you send E-mail please make sure that the return address is correct and working, I get a lot of E-mail and figuring out your e-mail address can be a lot of work. Please.

If you want to translate this HOWTO please notify me so I can keep track of what languages I have been published in :-).

Curses and Thanks to Olaf Kirch who got me to write this and then gave good suggestions for it :-)

This HOWTO covers NFS in the 2.0 versions of the kernel. There are significant enhancements, and changes, of NFS in the 2.1 versions of the kernel.

1.3 Dedication

This HOWTO is dedicated to Anne Line Norheim Langfeldt. Though she will probably never read it since she's not that kind of girl.

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