NFS Protocol

Detection Information

The following page provides information on the NFS Protocol.

Protocol Description

The Network File System (NFS) protocol is used for creating file sharing services for primarily UNIX/Linux systems. Typically, the protocol is deployed to provide central storage over a local network.

Full Name

Network File System



Known Ports

  • UDP 2049 - NFS UDP port.
  • TCP 2049 - NFS TCP port.
  • UDP 111 - Port mapper UDP port used by NFS.
  • TCP 111 - Port mapper TCP port used by NFS.


File Server

External Resources

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