TurnKey Linux Virtual Appliance Library

Fileserver appliance lacks NFS support

rc.ruiter's picture


It would be a good idea for fileserver appliance to have native support for NFS.
This will make really usable for advanced webhosting enviroments.

Samba is ok for the office, but nothing the kernel based network filesystem NFS on performance.
Or does it?


Liraz Siri's picture

NFS is faster...

You're right. If you want a fast unix-to-unix filesystem, NFS is significantly faster, mainly in terms of the throughput you get for large files:


So I think we'll take another look at adding NFS integration to the file server appliance for the next version. Until then, you can always configure it yourself:


Guest's picture

ACL & NFS4 on TKL 11.3

Has anyone got acl over nfs4 to work?? Seem hard here.. Idmap isn't nicly working and ACL's arn't visible on normal ls -l

same experience at this point?

Guest's picture

nfs support

It is 2012 now, any change their will be nfs support in turnkeylinux fileserver?

Jeremy Davis's picture

AFAIK it is planned

Here is the Blueprint.

Guest's picture

2014 and still no NFS support?

Very dissappointed to discover that NFS support is still not included in Fileserver. Two years since the Blueprint was registered, and still Not Started. Is this ever likely to happen?

Jeremy Davis's picture

It's definitely disappointing...

I think that we can all agree that built-in NFS support would be the go! Unfortunately there are only so many hours in the day so desirable features like this (not to mention all the requested appliances) just stack up (and up and up). Huge chunks of time are spent running flat out just to stay in the same place...

So bottom line is that I think we can safely say that we'd all love NFS support OOTB, but without someone taking a lead on it, unfortunately it is probably not going to happen anytime soon...

FWIW the (copy) on the feature request is on the TKL Issue Tracker now. If you are keen then TKLDev can be used to add the functionality (and assuming that the devs approve it) it will be added next release. Even if TKLDev is too hard going for you, documenting step-by-step on how to set it up would be a great start. That could be done either as a whiteboard (wiki page) on the TKL Tracker or as a tutorial here or in the docs (that's a wiki too) - or even here in this thread (or a new one).

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