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Jul 1, 2010

I have set up an NFS server on Fedora 13, and I am connecting to it with Fedora 13 and Ubuntu 10.

On both clients the command


works fine. On Fedora I can get into the directory with Nautilus and have read/write permissions as specified in /etc/exports on the server, but on Ubuntu I can only get into it from a sudo'd command line.

The ownership of the file on Fedora is "nobody" and on Ubuntu it's "user #500", with only people in the "500" group having access to it.

Obviously the permissions can't be changed on the client, but with the Fedora box being able to read/write to it with no problems I'm not sure what else I can do on the server to let normal users on the Ubuntu box read it.

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# End

# NFSv3
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# End

I had to keep the NFSv3 entry as I need that as the mount doesn't work with v4.
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total 5
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 104 2002-08-08 16:47 .
drwxr-xr-x 33 root root 944 2011-01-25 17:28 ..
drwxr-xr-x 10 root root 232 2010-01-26 10:01 apps
drwxr-xr-x 8 root root 4096 2010-12-13 12:31 ftpserver

total 0
drwxr-xr-x 10 root root 232 2010-01-26 10:01 .
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 104 2002-08-08 16:47 ..
drwx------ 3 root root 72 2008-08-06 16:40 etc
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 240 2011-01-24 03:00 htdig
drwx------ 3 root root 72 2008-08-06 16:40 lib
drwx------ 2 root root 48 2002-07-02 13:18 lost+found
drwxr-xr-x 4 oracle oinstall 104 2009-01-07 09:59 oracle
drwx------ 5 root root 120 2008-08-06 16:40 usr

Now on any of the 4 servers if I do:
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mount.nfs4: mounting lister:/apps/oracle failed, reason given by server:
No such file or directory

But the other sub-dir of /export is fine:
# mount -t nfs4 machinename:/apps/ftpserver /mnt

If I mount the pseudo root:
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# ls -l /mnt
total 4
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 48 2002-08-08 15:20 apps
drwxr-xr-x 8 root root 4096 2010-12-13 12:31 ftpserver

But the apps sub-dir is empty
# ls -l /mnt/apps
total 0

On the server:
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total 0
drwx------ 3 root root 72 2008-08-06 16:40 etc
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 240 2011-01-24 03:00 htdig
drwx------ 3 root root 72 2008-08-06 16:40 lib
drwx------ 2 root root 48 2002-07-02 13:18 lost+found
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drwx------ 5 root root 120 2008-08-06 16:40 usr

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