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Old 11-26-2003, 09:17 AM   #1
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reason given by server: permission denied

My distro is mandrake 9.1.

I am trying to share /usr/bin with three other linux boxes also running mandrake 9.1.

I can ping all the machines, and they can all ping each other. I edited the exports file as follows "/usr/bin #exporting /usr/bin to one machine for now"

I then ran exportfs.

problem is that when i try to mount /usr/bin, I get the error message "mount failed, reason given by server: Permission denied.

I went back to the server and chmod 777 /usr/bin. but still the same error message.

Can anyone help? Thanks in advance

Old 11-26-2003, 10:25 AM   #2
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Whit that line, only a computer whit IP-adres can access/mount the share.

whit a line like this:

/something *(ro,sync)

everyone can mount/access the share(note that it is still read only due to the 'ro'. making that 'rw' makes it writable)
Old 11-26-2003, 02:17 PM   #3
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Do you have NFS in Mandrake as I do with RH? If so, have you restarted them? I had the same error and did the following:

/etc/init.d/nfs start
/etc/init.d/nfslock start

I have a couple of other comands but I'm not sure if they are relevant to your flavour.


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