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Old 08-07-2007, 08:06 AM   #1
surya_b4u
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root_squash is default in NFS server


hi all

i'm newbie to redhatlinux

Q: why root_squash is default in nfs server?

plz answer to my question

Thankyou
suresh

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Old 08-07-2007, 10:17 AM   #2
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root_squash - Requests from root clients are mapped to the nobody user and group ID so they will only have file privileges associated with other.
 
Old 07-10-2010, 02:30 PM   #3
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Post Simple Logic for root_squash

Hi Suresh,

The normal behaviour of a user is that he can access his files on the NFS Server just as he would
access on a normal filesystem (ie local server & not NFS Server)

So it is not desirable that the root user on a client machine is also treated as root when
accessing files which are mounted by the NFS Server.

Hence uid 0 is normally mapped to a different ID ie nobody uid. This mode of operation is called
as root squashing

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Devendra Koli
 
  


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