NFS for Linux

As of January 9, 2019, the ND.EDU AFS cell has been retired.

Those who had been using AFS for research should switch to using the AFS environment provided by the Center for Research Computing (CRC).  More information is available at

For those who were using AFS simply as a location in which to store data, you should be using cloud storage such as Google Drive or Box.

ESC’s Academic Computing Operations has replaced the AFS with the NFS file system for Linux–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 personal Linux workstations that need connectivity to the ESC NFS system, please contact the ESC Help Desk for assistance in configuration (email:  phone: 631-0101).  ESC has also created NFS Client setup instructions if you wish to configure your workstation(s) yourselves.  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.