(on the server , as root) make sure nfs is running
if not, do:
to share a path to a local machine:
/usr/sbin/exportfs -o ro 192.168.0.*:/path_to_share
"-o ro" makes this read only.
"192.168.0.*" restricts access to my local subnet
On the client
mount -o soft 192.168.0.3:/path_to_share /mnt/remote
by using the ipaddress eliminates DNS issues.
/mnt/remote must be an existing directory
"-o soft" is VERY important. without this, if the server
goes away any reads to the server will never time out. You
will have to reboot to unlock any process involved with
I/O to the server.