Understanding NFS LANs

When Client for NFS is installed, a new folder named NFS Network is added to the Entire Network in Network Neighborhood (if you are running Windows NT) or My Network Places (if you are running Windows 2000). NFS Network contains folders that represent network file system (NFS) local area networks (LANs). These folders show the NFS servers in a particular LAN segment. These LANs make it easy for you to browse NFS servers on your network so you can use their resources.

One of the LANs in NFS Network is a default LAN that consists of all the NFS servers on the segment of the LAN that contains the computer running Client for NFS. You can add other LANs to the network if you know the Internet Protocol (IP) address of a host in the LAN and the subnet mask of the LAN. For more information on adding LANs to NFS Network, see Setting up NFS LANs.

NFS Network also contains a special LAN called Favorite LAN. Unlike other LANs, Favorite LAN does not contain NFS servers from a single LAN segment. Instead, Favorite LAN can contain computers from anywhere on the network. You can add the NFS servers you access the most to Favorite LAN to make it easier to browse those servers. For information on adding a server to Favorite LAN, see To add a server to the Favorite LAN.