There are two parts to NFS. The client, and the server.
If you're familiar with QNTC then you are aware that you can do a WRKLNK
'/QNTC/mypcserver/mypcshare' and look at shares on various PC's. This
would be a client.
You can also create a 'share' using IBM i Navigator that PC's can access.
This would be a server.
Both QNTC and shares are comparable, but different, than NFS.
There are issues with QNTC that make some people tend to shy away from it.

You use EXPORTFS (since EXPORT was already used in binder language) to
serve up a directory.
You use MOUNT from an IBM i client to consume what some server exported.

Other open systems, and even old proprietary legacy systems like Windows,
also support NFS as a client and a server.

Drawbacks: It's a little more setup. And learning the options of
EXPORTFS and MOUNT is a curve.
Pros: It works. Unlike QNTC to a system with numerous shares defined
that are multiple characters long, with many of the shares having the
first x number of characters identical.

Rob Berendt

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