18.4. Common NFS Mount Options

18.4. Common NFS Mount Options

Beyond mounting a file system via NFS on a remote host, other options can be specified at the time of the mount to make it easier to use. These options can be used with manual mount commands, /etc/fstab settings, and autofs.

The following are options commonly used for NFS mounts:


Using soft mounts is not recommended as they can generate I/O errors in very congested networks or when using a very busy server.

Many more options are listed on the mount and nfs man pages.