Mounting NFS Shares on OSX

Having little time to update my blog, I’ve been updating a wiki I keep with various tidbits, so I thought I might as well share a few, they will be appearing on here over the next few days.

First off you will want to open the “Terminal” application, not so much a play on words it is really called Terminal.

Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal

showmount -e aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd

Where aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd is the IP or FQDN of your NFS server, this command will show a list of mountable exports on the device.

sudo mount -t ntfs aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd:/exported/path ~/Desktop/nfs_folder

If you look on your desktop you will now see that the folder icon has changed to an aliased drive icon alias drive icon

NOTE: These changes will not persist through a reboot, I have not yet found a way of doing this short of some apple / automator script to remount the drives on startup.