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Activating NFSv4 support

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10


You are setting up a NFS server and want to enable the version 4 protocol.


Either configure it with YaST or edit the file/etc/sysconfig/nfs by changing the following line from




After that simply start the NFS with the command

rcnfsserver start

You can check if the server is running correctly with the version 4 protocol with the command:

cat /proc/fs/nfsd/versions

This should list the following:

+2 +3 +4

If version 4 would have been disable it would show "-4" instead of"+4".

Note: on the client side the NFS version is detected automatically.


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  • Document ID:3810283
  • Creation Date: 29-Jun-2007
  • Modified Date:13-Mar-2021
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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