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Old 04-01-2008, 04:26 PM   #1
sumanc
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Question NFS problem: "Could not chdir to home directory /home/USER: Permission denied"


Hi,

I have a running Network File Server serving many clients properly. Recently I have added one client (Fedora 8, x86_64), which listens to a YP server for users as well.

The file systems and users are exported fine. But, whenever I try to logon to the client as an user, I get the following error:

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Could not chdir to home directory /home/USER: Permission denied
Then the user is left at the / directory. But, after that the user can do 'cd /home/USER' alright and everything works fine. Also, if I add 'cd /home/USER' in the .bashrc file, I can reach the home directory followed by that error message!

Please suggest where I might have gone wrong in this new client installation.
 
Old 04-01-2008, 04:51 PM   #2
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logged in as the user in question, what is the output of "id"?
then, if you "ls -n /home | grep USER" are the UID & GID the same as the output of "id"?

Sounds like there's a uid mapping problem.
 
Old 04-02-2008, 05:31 AM   #3
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logged in as the user in question, what is the output of "id"?
then, if you "ls -n /home | grep USER" are the UID & GID the same as the output of "id"?

Sounds like there's a uid mapping problem.

Actually, they are the same. Here are the outputs:

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[suman@node48 ~]$ ls -n /home/ | grep suman
drwxrwx--- 29 507 507  4096 2008-04-02 02:49 suman
[suman@node48 ~]$ id
uid=507(suman) gid=507(suman) groups=507(suman) context=unconfined_u:system_r:unconfined_t:s0
 
Old 07-22-2010, 12:14 PM   #4
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you have two options: disable seLinux or need include de /home/USER in the selinux context... may be you move the /home/USER directory. try one of this.
 
Old 07-22-2010, 04:12 PM   #5
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set selinux to permissive

Rather than disabling selinux which would mean that the system would have to change the security context of all of your files I would suggest to change it from enforcing to permissive.
It will still monitor all file access but it will not prevent any file access.
the command to do this is:
setenforce permissive

to check if it work type
getenforce
and hit enter.

Just a suggestion.
;-)

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