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Old 06-15-2010, 12:05 AM   #1
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about NFS automount

please help me in configuring nfs automount.
following must be in consideration
command and tools for NFS automount?
changes in configuration file
Old 06-15-2010, 03:49 AM   #3
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I will explain in details how to create NFS4 Server to be used with Automount (autofs) clients.

Special folder where you will mount/export all of your folders can be placed where ever you want.
My setup has 6 subfolders to export so I will not change anything. You use as much folders you need.

Create /nfs4exports with subfolders:
etc, extra, home, ostalo, usr, var.

mkdir /nfs4exports; mkdir /nfs4exports/extra; mkdir /nfs4exports/home; mkdir /nfs4exports/etc
mkdir /nfs4exports/ostalo; mkdir /nfs4exports/usr; mkdir /nfs4exports/var
Put in /etc/fstab:
/extra                  /nfs4exports/extra      bind    bind            0 0
/ostalo                 /nfs4exports/ostalo     bind    bind            0 0
/etc                 /nfs4exports/system/etc     bind    bind            0 0
/home                 /nfs4exports/system/home     bind    bind            0 0
/var                 /nfs4exports/system/var     bind    bind            0 0
/usr                 /nfs4exports/system/usr     bind    bind            0 0
Put in /etc/exports:
/nfs4exports ccc.vvv.219.88/,fsid=0,sync,no_root_squash,no_subtree_check)
/nfs4exports/extra ccc.vvv.219.88/,no_subtree_check,nohide,sync,no_root_squash)
/nfs4exports/ostalo ccc.vvv.219.88/,no_subtree_check,nohide,sync,no_root_squash)
/nfs4exports/system/etc ccc.vvv.219.88/,no_subtree_check,nohide,sync,no_root_squash)
/nfs4exports/system/home ccc.vvv.219.88/,no_subtree_check,nohide,sync,no_root_squash)
/nfs4exports/system/usr ccc.vvv.219.88/,no_subtree_check,nohide,sync,no_root_squash)
/nfs4exports/system/var ccc.vvv.219.88/,no_subtree_check,nohide,sync,no_root_squash),no_subtree_check,nohide,sync,no_root_squash) xx.yyy.208.130(rw,no_subtree_check,nohide,sync)
You might want to change some of the options, like "no_root_squash". Research and decide for your self.
"ccc.vvv" and "xx.yyy" are part of my public IP's

Put in /etc/sysconfig/nfs:
# UDP port rpc.lockd should listen on.
# Outgoing port statd should used. The default is port
# is random
# Specify callout program
So you can leave open only ports 32803,32769,892,662,2020 in your firewall. I leave them open only for those selected IP's.


Verbosity = 0
Pipefs-Directory = /var/lib/nfs/rpc_pipefs
Domain = <your domain here>


Nobody-User = <your desired user here>
Nobody-Group = <your desired user here>

Method = nsswitch
Domain is necessary to be same on both Server and Clients, user can be left alone.
You MUST have your hostnames sorted out, Server MUST know on what IP he can find the Client that tries to access him. I use DNS Server for that.

The last thing is to restart some services. I believe only "nfs" and "portmap" should be restarted:

service portmap restart; service nfs restart


To test is NFS4 server is exporting folders and to what IP's:
test : showmount -e <ipaddress>

Add this to /etc/auto.master:
/autofsmounts/kancelarija  /etc/auto.kancelarija  --timeout=10
"kancelarija" is hostname of my NFS server. "/autofsmounts" is where I chose to place my autofs folders and then create symlinks to the place I want to directly access those folders.
"ccc.vvv.219.92" is IP of my NFS server.

Create /etc/auto.kancelarija with:
etc	-fstype=nfs4,rw,proto=tcp	ccc.vvv.219.92:/etc
extra	-fstype=nfs4,rw,proto=tcp	ccc.vvv.219.92:/extra
home	-fstype=nfs4,rw,proto=tcp	ccc.vvv.219.92:/home
ostalo	-fstype=nfs4,rw,proto=tcp	ccc.vvv.219.92:/ostalo
usr	-fstype=nfs4,rw,proto=tcp	ccc.vvv.219.92:/usr
var	-fstype=nfs4,rw,proto=tcp	ccc.vvv.219.92:/var

Verbosity = 0
Pipefs-Directory = /var/lib/nfs/rpc_pipefs
Domain = <your domain here>


Nobody-User = <your desired user here>
Nobody-Group = <your desired user here>

Method = nsswitch
Create folder /autofsmounts/kancelarija
mkdir /autofsmounts/kancelarija
then restart autofs (as root):
service autofs restart
Create folder /kancelarija
mkdir /kancelarija
and inside place symlinks for:
by first entering those folders so they would show inside "/autofsmounts/kancelarija/" folder. If not use, they will timeout in 10 seconds (in my example)

cd /autofsmounts/kancelarija/
cd etc; ln -s /autofsmounts/kancelarija/etc /kancelarija/; cd ..
cd extra; ln -s /autofsmounts/kancelarija/extra /kancelarija/; cd ..
cd home; ln -s /autofsmounts/kancelarija/home /kancelarija/; cd ..
cd ostalo; ln -s /autofsmounts/kancelarija/ostalo /kancelarija/; cd ..
cd usr; ln -s /autofsmounts/kancelarija/usr /kancelarija/; cd ..
cd var; ln -s /autofsmounts/kancelarija/var /kancelarija/; cd ..

I hope I have not made any mistakes. If I have, please point them out to me so i can fixed them.

Last edited by DrLove73; 06-15-2010 at 04:35 AM.
Old 06-15-2010, 11:12 PM   #4
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thanks for the code.i will try this after a week because i am buzy in my paper.i will tell you very soon if i found any problem in this code or using any other server.
thanks again


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