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Old 06-13-2005, 07:52 AM   #1
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Apache Directory Listing Of NFS Mount, cannot view directory list via apache


I have the following systems
* RHEL ver4
* Windows Storage Server2003 running NFS Server
* httpd.conf Document Root set to "/opt/mnt"
* NFS mount on "/opt/mnt/reports" to an NFS share "reports" on the NFS server, everyone has full permissions. User apache mapped to user administrator. User root mapped to admin user.
* Other directories, sub directories and files exist on the NFS server under "reports"

When browsing, I am able to see the directories and files listed under /opt/mnt.
When browsing, I am UNABLE to see any existing files or directories in the list, except for "parent directory"
When browsing, I am able to see the list of files and directories.

If I unmount the NFS mount and create files & dirs under /opt/mnt/reports, I am able to view these via http.

# Problem: I am unable to view (via web) the contents of the first directory mounted via NFS #

The configuration works well if I use another version of Linux. I tested this on ver8.0 and 7.3.

Has anyone out there experienced with problem before?

You help will be greatly apprciated!

Old 12-19-2005, 04:57 AM   #2
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I've got the exactly same problem...

When I start apache I get:

Starting httpd: Warning: DocumentRoot [/my/nfs/mount/] does not exist

Did you find a solution or anybody else know what to do?


Last edited by mosedrengen; 12-19-2005 at 04:59 AM.
Old 12-19-2005, 07:03 AM   #3
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I fixed it.

It was because of a SELinux policy.

Just activate the use of nfs dirs with this command:

setsebool use_nfs_home_dirs 1

You can tjek your current status with:



Last edited by mosedrengen; 12-19-2005 at 07:10 AM.


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