NFSv4 client and server for FreeBSD7 needs testing

Rick Macklem rmacklem at
Wed Jul 30 01:19:36 UTC 2008

I have just put a patch for FreeBSD7.0 up anonymous ftp that includes client
and server NFS code. It support NFSv4 (as well as NFSv2 and NFSv3) and includes
support for Kerberized NFSv3 as well as NFSv4. The client port should be
considered Beta test at this point, although this client seems to be working
well in OpenBSD4.2 and Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. (This client port has nothing to
do with the NFSv4 client currently in FreeBSD7.0, but borrows heavily from
FreeBSD7's generic NFSv2 and NFSv3 client.)

I will be creating a similar patch for FreeBSD-CURRENT soon (within a week,

Testing would be appreciated. There is an email list called
openbsd-nfsv4 at for questions, comments, bugs, etc.
(I don't know if others would mind posts to freebsd-fs at or not. I'll
  see any posts made there, as well.)

If you are interested in trying it out, please go to:

Have fun with it, if you try it, rick

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