nfs-kernel-server - support for NFS kernel server

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package filename nfs-kernel-server_1.2.8-9ubuntu12_amd64.deb
Package name nfs-kernel-server
Package version 1.2.8
Package release 9ubuntu12
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category net
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 85.90 KB
Installed size 476.00 KB
The NFS kernel server is currently the recommended NFS server for use
with Linux, featuring features such as NFSv3 and NFSv4, Kerberos
support via GSS, and much more. It is also significantly faster and
usually more reliable than the user-space NFS servers (from the
unfs3 and nfs-user-server packages). However, it is more difficult to
debug than the user-space servers, and has a slightly different
feature set.
This package contains the user-space support needed to use the
NFS kernel server. Most administrators wishing to set up an NFS server
would want to install this package.


Package Version Architecture Repository
nfs-kernel-server_1.2.8-9ubuntu12.2_i386.deb 1.2.8 i386 Ubuntu Updates Main
nfs-kernel-server_1.2.8-9ubuntu12.2_amd64.deb 1.2.8 amd64 Ubuntu Updates Main
nfs-kernel-server_1.2.8-9ubuntu12_i386.deb 1.2.8 i386 Ubuntu Main
nfs-kernel-server - - -


Name Value
init-system-helpers >= 1.18~
libblkid1 >= 2.16
libc6 >= 2.15
libcap2 >= 1:2.10
libsqlite3-0 >= 3.5.9
libtirpc1 >= 0.2.4
libwrap0 >= 7.6-4~
lsb-base >= 1.3-9ubuntu3
nfs-common = 1:1.2.8-9ubuntu12
ucf -


Name Value
knfs -
nfs-server -


Name Value
knfs -
nfs-server -


Name Value
knfs -
nfs-server -


Type URL
Binary Package nfs-kernel-server_1.2.8-9ubuntu12_amd64.deb
Source Package nfs-utils

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install nfs-kernel-server deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install nfs-kernel-server




2016-03-02 - Bryan Quigley <>
nfs-utils (1:1.2.8-9ubuntu12) xenial; urgency=medium
* Drop gssproxy as it's not in Ubuntu (LP: #1446851)
* Fix no nfs doesn't show failed units on client (LP: #1452667)
2015-11-24 - Martin Pitt <>
nfs-utils (1:1.2.8-9ubuntu11) xenial; urgency=medium
* Drop obsolete and no-op dh_installinit --upstart-only option.
(LP: #1519228)
2015-08-28 - Martin Pitt <>
nfs-utils (1:1.2.8-9ubuntu10) wily; urgency=medium
* debian/nfs-common.links: Add naming compatibility symlinks for
gssd.service → rpc-gssd.service and idmapd.service →  /dev/null (as this
is bound to/handled by nfs-server.service) to provide a match for the
upstart job names. (LP: #1476010).
2015-07-27 - Martin Pitt <>
nfs-utils (1:1.2.8-9ubuntu9) wily; urgency=medium
* Drop versioned mountall dependency. Trusty's is already newer and we don't
need it with systemd under Ubuntu 15.04 and newer.
2015-04-27 - Steve Langasek <>
nfs-utils (1:1.2.8-9ubuntu8.1) vivid; urgency=medium
* Add a dependency on keyutils to nfs-common, so that idmapping will work
under systemd.  LP: #1449074.
2015-04-01 - Didier Roche <>
nfs-utils (1:1.2.8-9ubuntu8) vivid; urgency=medium
* Ship missing .override files
* Ensure we only remove the manual flag from the statd-mounting.override
file, and potentially, remove it if empty.
2015-03-12 - Didier Roche <>
nfs-utils (1:1.2.8-9ubuntu7) vivid; urgency=medium
* 27-systemd-enable-with-systemctl-statd.patch: let the admin
enable/disable statd via systemd tools. (LP: #1428486)
* debian/nfs-common.default: remove NEED_STATD and related comment.
* debian/statd{,-mounting}.upstart: remove the usage of NEED_STATD, we'll
directly disable the jobs now.
* debian/rules: don't start statd by default (or it will trigger upstart
and systemd statd unit startup).
* debian/nfs-common.{preinst,postinst}: transition the conffile to the new
template and enable statd services in both upstart and systemd if
NEED_STATD was set to yes.
* debian/control, debian/*install: move nfs-utils.service to nfs-common
package. (LP: #1436304)
2015-03-06 - Steve Langasek <>
nfs-utils (1:1.2.8-9ubuntu6) vivid; urgency=medium
* Revert previous upload; per upstream, rpc.idmapd is not used when the
nfsidmap utility is available and configured for use in request-key
upcalls.  So rpc.idmapd does not need to be started on clients anymore.
2015-03-06 - Martin Pitt <>
nfs-utils (1:1.2.8-9ubuntu5) vivid; urgency=medium
* Add 27-systemd-start-nfs-idmapd-also-on-clients.patch: idmapd is needed
for clients too, so start it from and stop binding to it
in nfs-server.service. (LP: #1428961)
2015-03-05 - Martin Pitt <>
nfs-utils (1:1.2.8-9ubuntu4) vivid; urgency=medium
* Add autopkgtest for installing server and client on localhost, setting up
two exports, rebooting, and ensuring that the NFS mounts work.
* Add 23-systemd-relax-dependencies.patch: Stop depending on in
the daemons which still do; i. e. add DefaultDependencies=no. This makes
it possible to run NFS during early boot, helps if you e. g. have /var
on NFS, and avoids dependency cycles with rcS init.d scripts which depend
on $remote_fs. (LP: #1428487)
* Shift number prefixes of other systemd patches accordingly, and adjust
them to the above patch.

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