Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Other than "the same for the client AND the server", does the NFSv4 domain name have to be set to anything in particular?

I mean, does it have to be some domain in my LAN or something?

share|improve this question
up vote 2 down vote accepted

No, it doesn't have to be set to anything particular. However, it makes sense to choose a DNS domain name that would uniquely identify a user account (username@domain) just like an e-mail address does.

share|improve this answer
Thanks - a very clear answer. The whole "domain" bit threw me I think. Perhaps they should call it a "zone" or something ;-) – Dougal Jul 19 '10 at 8:36

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.