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Old 11-05-2005, 09:16 PM   #1
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NFS directory access problem

i'm testing NFS server configuration on my laptop. i'm going to list all i did just to give you an idea about the settings then i will mention the problem.

this is what is listed in /etc/exports :

this is what is listed in hosts.allow:

this is what is listed in hosts.deny:

portmap=ALL ( i didn't understand this very well , if you can explain this for me i will appriciate it )

after that i issues the command : exportfs -ra

then i did the following on the NFS server :

[root@FEDORA ~]# mount /nfs
[root@FEDORA ~]# cd /nfs
bash: cd: /nfs: Permission denied
[root@FEDORA ~]# umount /nfs
[root@FEDORA ~]# cd /nfs
[root@FEDORA nfs]#

as you see , it looks like that i'm having a security issue her. and you can notice that i can access /nfs localy when /wael is not monted to it.

Note that i'm using the NSF server as a client at the same time. i don't have another UNIX like machine for now so i have to test it on the same server.

i'm just got the information for this setup from :

i don't know what exactly i'm doing wronge ... so please help

Old 11-05-2005, 09:38 PM   #2
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first check it

#ls -l /wael


then its permission problem
so use this command for permissions

#chmod 777 /wael

#mount -t nfs /mnt

#cd /mnt
#ls -l

take care
Old 11-05-2005, 10:25 PM   #3
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thanks... a lot

it worked .....


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