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Based on kernel version 3.16. Page generated on 2014-08-06 21:36 EST.

1	                      Network Block Device (TCP version)
2	                                       
3	   What is it: With this compiled in the kernel (or as a module), Linux
4	   can use a remote server as one of its block devices. So every time
5	   the client computer wants to read, e.g., /dev/nb0, it sends a
6	   request over TCP to the server, which will reply with the data read.
7	   This can be used for stations with low disk space (or even diskless)
8	   to borrow disk space from another computer.
9	   Unlike NFS, it is possible to put any filesystem on it, etc.
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11	   For more information, or to download the nbd-client and nbd-server
12	   tools, go to http://nbd.sf.net/.
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14	   The nbd kernel module need only be installed on the client
15	   system, as the nbd-server is completely in userspace. In fact,
16	   the nbd-server has been successfully ported to other operating
17	   systems, including Windows.
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