NFS for Linux

ESC’s Academic Computing Operations utilizes an NFS shared-storage system for Linux computing. This includes the computer clusters in Engineering classrooms and the Engineering library, as well as the remote virtual machines.  NFS has many of the same advantages as AFS and is a native file system for Linux. There will be home directory space, software modules, and course folders (courses are setup on a case-by-case basis).  If you wish to connect to a remote node to use NFS, you can connect via ssh to

For campus-owned, non-lab Linux workstations that need connectivity to the ESC NFS system, please contact the ESC Help Desk for assistance in configuration (email:  phone: 631-0101). We do not support the setup of personally-owned computers in this way. ESC has also created NFS Client setup instructions if you wish to configure your workstation(s) yourselves. Particular steps will require ESC’s intervention. Below are the links:

Ubuntu NFS Client Setup

RHEL 7 NFS Client Setup

Debian 9.5 NFS Client Setup

Fedora 29 NFS Client Setup


Below you will find the ESC NFS documentation for using the NFS service.

ESC_NFS_Documentation_1.1 (Updated August 2020)