The Network File System (NFS) allows a client workstation to perform transparent file access over a network. It allows a client workstation to operate on files that reside on a server across a variety of operating systems. Client file access calls are converted to NFS protocol requests, and are sent to the server over the network. The server receives the request, performs the actual filesystem operation, and sends a response back to the client.
The Network File System operates in a stateless fashion by using remote procedure calls (RPC) and TCP/IP for its transport. Therefore, to use fs-nfs2 or fs-nfs3 , you'll also need to run the TCP/IP client for Neutrino.
Any POSIX limitations in the remote server filesystem will be passed through to the client. For example, the length of filenames may vary across servers from different operating systems. NFS (versions 2 and 3) limits filenames to 255 characters; mountd (versions 1 and 3) limits pathnames to 1024 characters.