RE: NFS Over Private Network
From: Mandell Degerness (angelic-systems_at_shaw.ca)
Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 19:29:13 -0800 To: 'Michael Wright' <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org
This is OK to do. You will want to set up entries in /etc/hosts for each of
the servers listing their private addresses (and a name that is different as
For instance, the hosts file on both systems might me:
188.8.131.52 server1 #external name for server1
184.108.40.206 server2 #external name for server2
10.1.1.4 server1_p #private name for server1
10.1.1.5 server2_p #private name for server2
Then you make sure that your /etc/exports lists only the private addresses
for the nfs exports. Your external firewall should be configured to reject
all packets from outside the network claiming to be from private IP
From: Michael Wright [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: March 24, 2004 1:45 PM
Subject: NFS Over Private Network
Hi, I have two Sun Servers (one running Solaris 8 the other Solaris 9).
I would like to try and setup the machines so that I can use NFS over a
private network between the two machines using their second NIC cards.
Is this possible? Any information and suggestions would be greatly
appreciated. Also, do I have to set anything special for the NICs as
far as routing is concerned?
PS: I know something like this was on the list previously, but I
couldn't find any response to the question, so I'm asking again.
-- Michael Wright Technical Support Specialist Computer Science and Engineering email:firstname.lastname@example.org Pacific Lutheran University phone: 253-535-7408 Tacoma, WA 98447-0003 fax: 253-535-8700