NFS Automount with Snow Leopard
Before upgrading to Snow Leopard, I was using the NFS automount capability of Mac OS X. It was a handy way for my laptop to connect to my home NAS server (a linux box running Ubuntu).
Unfortunately I had to redo the NFS config after upgrading and I noticed that Directory Utility was not present anymore in Snow Leopard.
Here is what I found out after some research:
- the NFS automount configuration is now done directly in Disk Utility (under File > NFS Mounts…) and not in Directory Utility like in Leopard (which does not exist anymore).
- the configuration that worked for me was the following one (for accessing a read-write NFS share):
- Remote NFS URL: nfs://[server]/[path]
Mount location: [path to local mount folder]
Advanced Mount Parameters: -i,-s,-w=32768,-r=32768
- for automount to reload its configuration, I had to run the following command:
- sudo automount -vc
That’s it. The NFS share should now be accessible.