A machine that is offering directories to share across the network by NFS is an NFS server. A machine that mounts one of these shares for its own use is an NFS client.
First, we look at the client side of things; we will assume that an NFS server is available and look at how to mount a share that an NFS server is offering. At this stage all you need to know is that an NFS server on the network is capable of offering one or more of its directories in such a way that other machines on the network can mount them. For example, if you know that the server bible has made the directory /share available by NFS, you can mount the share on the client machine by a command as simple as this:
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