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NAME

ltsp nfs - configure NFS exports for LTSP

SYNOPSIS

ltsp [ltsp-options] nfs [-h nfs-home] [t nfs-tftp]

DESCRIPTION

Install /etc/exports.d/ltsp-nfs.conf in order to export /srv/ltsp ($BASE_DIR), /srv/tftp/ltsp ($TFTP_DIR) and optionally /home ($HOME_DIR).

OPTIONS

See the ltsp(8) man page for ltsp-options.

-h, --nfs-home=0|1
Export /home over NFS3. Defaults to 0. Note that NFS3 is insecure for home, so by default SSHFS is used. To specify a different directory, set $HOME_DIR in /etc/ltsp/ltsp.conf.
-t, --nfs-tftp=0|1
Export /srv/tftp/ltsp over NFS3. Defaults to 1. To specify a different directory, set $TFTP_DIR in /etc/ltsp/ltsp.conf.

EXAMPLES

To export /home over NFS (insecure), use the following ltsp.conf parameters:

[server]
NFS_HOME=1

[clients]
FSTAB_HOME="server:/home /home nfs defaults,nolock 0 0"

And run these commands on the server:

ltsp initrd  # This is needed whenever ltsp.conf is modified
ltsp nfs

To export only some user homes over NFS while the rest still use SSHFS, use these lines in ltsp.conf instead:

[server]
NFS_HOME=1
HOME_DIR=/home/nfs

[clients]
FSTAB_HOME="server:/home/nfs /home nfs defaults,nolock 0 0"

Then run the following commands on the server, to move some home directories under /home/nfs and to create appropriate symlinks in case the users ever need to SSH to the server. Note that the NFS server doesn't follow symlinks outside of an export:

mkdir /home/nfs
for u in guest01 guest02; do
    mv "/home/$u" /home/nfs/
    ln -s "nfs/$u" "/home/$u"
done

ltsp initrd
ltsp nfs