Accessing an NFS share via Thunar

Frank Quinn at
Mon Jan 20 21:45:22 CET 2014

Little off topic, but you'll have best luck with NFS if you use it
alongside a centralized user management system like NIS / Kerberos. If
you're concerned about security, check out authentication options for NFS4
too - otherwise anyone on your network can spoof any user just by creating
a user with matching UIDs.

On Mon, Jan 20, 2014 at 6:00 PM, Chris Stankevitz <chrisstankevitz at
> wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 20, 2014 at 1:52 AM, killermoehre <killermoehre at>
> wrote:
> > GVFS doesn't support NFS, so Thunar does not, too. So b) would be the
> > most correct one.
> > Better put the share in your /etc/fstab and give it the option
> > "_netdev"
> Thank you.  I'm now learning why people don't seem to be use NFS to
> share files among linux machines.  This is one issue.  Another is that
> apparently NFS clients need to carefully choose their UIDs to match
> those on the NFS server.  Definitely not the case where I am.
> Thanks again,
> Chris
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