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==Introduction==
==Introduction==
:'''Network Filesystem''', (mostly called NFS), is a direct competitor to the [[SMB]] sharing. It benefits from low protocol overhead and unix like authentication via UIDs instead of usernam/password combinations. It is commonly found on all linux/unix distributions aswell as on Mac OS X and Solaris.
:NFS sharing has many advantages over the other options, mainly:
* It is already incorporated in UNIX like operating systems, eliminating the need for additional software and services to be installed on your PC
* It allows for authentication by UID, removing the need of saving username and password in XBMC source xml files (but also makeing it weak for attacks - so NFS should be only used inside the own LAN)
* Once properly configured, it will allow your network shares to be seen and accessed by not only XBMC, but also any other machine on your network.<br /><br />
==Network Filesystem Sharing (on Windows)==
:For sharing files with NFS from within Windows there don't seem to be much choices beside the [http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Windows_Services_for_UNIX Microsoft Windows Services for UNIX]
:Accessing a NFS share from within XBMC for Windows is not possible right now. The porting of the needed library is a work in progress with low priority at the moment, since it is very complex.
==Network Filesystem Sharing (on Mac OS X)==
<big>Introduction</big>
:'''NFS Sharing''', is build into Mac OSX (OS 10.5 and later). For basic setup guidelines please take a look at the following links:
* [http://www.macuser.de/forum/f113/10-5-1-a-327813/ for 10.5 (leopard)]
* [http://seanmcgrath.wordpress.com/2010/07/05/setup-nfs-on-mac-os-x-10-6/ for 10.6 (snow leopard]
:'''Note!''' This article assumes some basic knowledge of the UNIX/BSD operating-system interface and environment.
<big>Configuring NFS Sharing for using with XBMC</big>
TODO special configs needed


==Network Filesystem Sharing(on Linux)==
<big>Introduction</big>
:'''NFS Sharing''', is build into linux kernel since long time ago. For basic setup guidelines please take a look at the following link:


==Windows Filesharing (on Windows)==
* [http://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/NFS for Ubuntu]


==Windows Filesharing (on Mac OS X)==
:'''Note!''' This article assumes some basic knowledge of the Linux/UNIX/BSD operating-system interface and environment.
<big>Configuring NFS Sharing for using with XBMC</big>


==Windows Filesharing (on Linux)==
TODO special configs needed


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Revision as of 14:34, 23 June 2011

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1 Introduction

Network Filesystem, (mostly called NFS), is a direct competitor to the SMB sharing. It benefits from low protocol overhead and unix like authentication via UIDs instead of usernam/password combinations. It is commonly found on all linux/unix distributions aswell as on Mac OS X and Solaris.
NFS sharing has many advantages over the other options, mainly:
  • It is already incorporated in UNIX like operating systems, eliminating the need for additional software and services to be installed on your PC
  • It allows for authentication by UID, removing the need of saving username and password in XBMC source xml files (but also makeing it weak for attacks - so NFS should be only used inside the own LAN)
  • Once properly configured, it will allow your network shares to be seen and accessed by not only XBMC, but also any other machine on your network.

2 Network Filesystem Sharing (on Windows)

For sharing files with NFS from within Windows there don't seem to be much choices beside the Microsoft Windows Services for UNIX
Accessing a NFS share from within XBMC for Windows is not possible right now. The porting of the needed library is a work in progress with low priority at the moment, since it is very complex.

3 Network Filesystem Sharing (on Mac OS X)

Introduction

NFS Sharing, is build into Mac OSX (OS 10.5 and later). For basic setup guidelines please take a look at the following links:
Note! This article assumes some basic knowledge of the UNIX/BSD operating-system interface and environment.

Configuring NFS Sharing for using with XBMC

TODO special configs needed

4 Network Filesystem Sharing(on Linux)

Introduction

NFS Sharing, is build into linux kernel since long time ago. For basic setup guidelines please take a look at the following link:
Note! This article assumes some basic knowledge of the Linux/UNIX/BSD operating-system interface and environment.

Configuring NFS Sharing for using with XBMC

TODO special configs needed