NFS Sharing a Windows Directory to a DocuSP
³ 5.x DFE
If you wish use NFS Share to make a directory of a
Windows workstation viewable and accessible to the Copy to File and Print From
File utilities of your Nuvera,
- Obtain a 3rd party NFS Server utility (for
http://www.labtam-inc.com/index.php?act=products&pid=2 with a 30-day
free trial and a one-time license fee of $24.
- Follow instructions to grant appropriate rights to
This process provides the mechanism that allows you to share directories with
other network nodes.
- The next step is to make sure these shared
directories are visible to the FreeFlow/DocuSP host.
- Temporarily, or for testing purposes:
Open a UNIX terminal window
- Log on as root user
- At the # prompt, type:
mount -F nfs #.#.#.#:/c/sharedfolderpath/sharedfolder
(read as ip address, colon, slash, drive letter, slash,
path, slash, directory, space, slash, m n t)
This mounts the Windows workstation with the ip address of
#.#.#.# (put the Windows
workstations actual ip address here instead of the #.#.#.# characters)
and with the folder located on that workstation at c:\sharedfolderpath\sharedfolder (actual Windows
directory folder names) to the default mount point on the FreeFlow DFE
If your Windows NFS Server software is properly configured, you should now be
able to see the shared directory in your Print From File utility as a UNIX
file system if you navigate to /mnt.
If it doesn't work, check your Step c syntax. If it still doesn't work, check
your NFS Server configuration.
- If it does work and you wish to make this a permanent
mount point, perform the following tasks.
- Back up your FreeFlow/DocuSP's /etc/vfstab file
- Create a new mount point, keeping the default /mnt
free for future uses.
- In order to create a mount point called rfiles, type:
cd / <Enter>
- Type: mkdir rfiles <Enter>.
Use dtpad to modify the /etc/vfstab file to add a new entry with
the following values:
||device to mount:
#.#.#.#: /c/sharedfolderpath / sharedfolder
||( ip address
colon slash drive letter slash directory path slash shared directory)
||device to fsck:
||(actually enter a dash)
||(use lower case letters)
||mount at boot:
Avoid using spaces in file and folder names.
Created by Norman A. Teck
November 8, 2007