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Old 06-03-2011, 04:37 PM   #1
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Sharing a folder on the network


It is probably a very easy question, but I could not find the right answer on the net so far. What I am trying to do is to set up a network of machines running Ubuntu 11.04. On of these machines will have a folder that needs to be shared with all the other machines. Eventually, this folder should be mounted at startup on the machines that are accessing over the network.

So, what I tried to do was:
sudo mount 192.168.37.202:/home/user1/dir1 /home/user2/dir2 -o username=user1,password=password1

dir1 is the folder on machine 192.168.37.202 that should be shared. This is the response that I get:

mount.nfs: an incorrect mount option was specified

So, what am I doing wrong? Do I have to install anything special?

As I said before, eventually I want to have an automatic mount, so I guess that I have to edit /etc/fstab. What does this entry should look like?

Thanks!
 
Old 06-03-2011, 04:44 PM   #2
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Hi there,

Welcome to LQ!!!

Syntax for mount should look like this:

Code:
sudo mount -t nfs 192.168.37.202:/home/user1/dir1 /home/user2/dir2
Not sure why you are using -o user name and password because if you are sharing via nfs then it should not require a password I guess unless you have done some specified settings.

Also if you want to mount using fstab then you can add up the above line as below in /etc/fstab:

Code:
192.168.37.202:/home/user1/dir1   /home/user1/dir2   nfs    rsize=8192,wsize=8192,timeo=14,intr
Make sure you take a backup of /etc/fstab before making any changes. It is always good to take backup of important configuration files before you make any changes to it.
 
Old 06-03-2011, 05:05 PM   #3
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Hi,
Thanks for the quick reply. This is what happens if I try your suggestion:

sudo mount -v -t nfs 192.168.37.202:/home/user1/dir1 /home/user2/dir2
mount.nfs: timeout set for Fri Jun 3 15:03:58 2011
mount.nfs: trying text-based options 'vers=4,addr=192.168.37.202,clientaddr=192.168.37.205'
mount.nfs: mount(2): Connection refused
mount.nfs: trying text-based options 'vers=4,addr=192.168.37.202,clientaddr=192.168.37.205'

ANy further ideas what goes wrong? Thanks a lot!
 
Old 06-03-2011, 05:54 PM   #4
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1. Check if nfs is allowed to pass through firewall on the destination machine (machine you are trying to contact for nfs share)
2. Check if nfs is loaded properly on the destination machine.
3. See if you have got exports configured in /etc/exports on destination machine (machine you are trying to contact for nfs share)
4. Is selinux running on this system? If yes, then let us know the output of getsebool -a | grep nfs
 
  


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