View Full Version : [ubuntu] basic NFS question

September 3rd, 2009, 05:01 AM
Hi there
erm if i have an NFS server that uses a wireless interface.And this server is assigned its I.P address via dhcp from a router.Then for the client to mount one of this server's exported directories i would have to find the server's I.P address with, say, ifconfig.Then i would have to mount the directory(ies) using the server's I.P address in the mount command.Is there a way to have the server use DHCP and not have to go through the above proceedure?

September 3rd, 2009, 05:04 AM
I know i could just assign the server a static I.P address.I was just wondering if there is a way to achieve the same using DHCP?

Jose Catre-Vandis
September 3rd, 2009, 05:11 AM
Give the server a name on your client computers:

sudo nano /etc/hosts

However, this relies on the dhcp server consistently issuing the same IP address to your server, which it should do (if you don't mess around too much with the settings and configuration)

But as you say, a fixed IP is a much better solution, and a server should have a fixed IP for the very reason of always being able to find it!