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Old 09-15-2005, 05:58 PM   #1
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nfs umask setting

When a client writes a file to a nfs share, i want permission 777 of that file.
how do I achieve that, fstab does not seems to support 'umask=0' for nfs...
what other possibilities do I have?
Doing after everylogin a umask 0 does not seem to me to be a preferred solution

Last edited by mvo; 09-15-2005 at 06:24 PM.
Old 09-16-2005, 09:52 PM   #2
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no mount option for umask with nfs for Linux
i think nfs inherits umask from init and i don't think there is a way to controll it
this is one of those things where other Unix flavors you can contrll it i think
i know on IBM Unix there is a simple environment variable specifically for this
always wondered why not for Linux.
I guess for security
speaking of security
are you sure you want nfs shares to be 777 ?

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