NFS stands for network file system. It is used to share the files or directories between two Unix/Linux machines.
NFS supports for homogeneous environment which means it shares files or directories between same kinds of operating systems.
Network file systems doesn’t mean that the files are stored in the network, those are stored on the hard drive but those are shared among the network.
Every network based file system will be a disk based files system.
The following diagram shows the systems connected across the network.
Operating system NFS Version
|Operating system||NFS version|
|RHEL 7||NFS 4.1|
This protocol doesn’t supports by windows