Deploying an unRAID NFS Server

Many of you are already familiar with SMB shares (more colloquially known as "Windows network shares" and, among Linux users, as "CIFS shares"). If you are, then you probably also wonder if there's a "Linux network share". The answer is that, yes there is, they're called "NFS shares". So what are NFS shares and why should you use them?

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