So I’ve come over to OpenSUSE from Fedora. I’m enjoying it so far, except that networking seems more difficult to get things connected. Someone helped me figure out the firewall setup (mostly) but I’m having trouble detecting NFS shares on my local NAS.
Here’s where I’m at:
I have downloaded Yast NFS Client (because apparently it isn’t included by default with Tumbleweed)
I can connect fully manually by adding an NFS share with ip address and folder. But I’d rather not have to do this manually on every PC. YaST is supposed to make this easier, right?
The “CHOOSE” option (below, in the Add menu) comes up empty, blaming the firewall. This happens even if I turn the firewall off on this PC, and the NAS doesn’t have one running.
The “NFS Settings” tab shows the following, despite the firewall being installed and turned on?
And I should note, back on Fedora, the same NFS folder was visible within the “Network/Network Services/WebDAV” folder in Discover. So it is definitely discoverable. If I could get this functionality back, that would also be nice, but having YaST detect NFS shares is primary concern.
Because I am fairly new to linux, and especially to NFS, and do not know the fstab syntax.
I can enter the info manually through YaST, yes. So getting a single NFS share mounted is fine. My question, though, is how to get the detection working so I can (for example) create a new NFS share and easily mount it (or direct someone less tech savvy to mount it).
The secondary question (displaying NFS shares in the Network section of Discover) is so I can browse shares that may not be mounted to the current computer. If I can’t do that, it’s fine, I’m just trying to figure out what Fedora does differently that allows it.
In the NFS server or hostname just add the address of the server manually. I use a static address for my server. Once you tell the client where to look it will show the exported directories in the next field.
Then there is nothing that can be done from openSUSE side. This is the command YaST uses to query for NFS servers and your NFS server does not respond to it. You may want to contact support of your NAS device.