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Old 03-07-2016, 10:24 PM   #1
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root denied permission to nfs mounted directory but user can read and write

I've set up a desktop tower as a file server using NFS, and I have two laptops as client machines. Both clients mount the NFS-server directory as expected. However, as root (on either machine) I cannot cd into nor list (ls) the mounted directory (/Kodiak).

Attempting to list the directory (as root) I get the error message:
cannot open directory /Kodiak: permission denied
Attempting to cd into the directory results in essentially the same error message.

The strange thing is that when I exit back to my normal user, I can list the NFS directory, cd into it, manipulate it with the GUI file manager (Dolphin), and write to it with rsync.

Any ideas where I should look to figure out why the user but not root can read the directory?
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Old 03-08-2016, 08:53 AM   #3
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Added no_root_squash to the options list after each client, and that did the trick. Thanks! I'd read something about no_root_squash in some other places, but they were not specific about what it does nor how to use it. Your link was clear and effective.


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