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johnmccarthy 11-26-2012 03:20 PM

setfacl on a nfs mounted share
My Linux RHEL 5 workstation is tied up at the momment but I was having problems with using setfacl on a nfs mounted share. Later I read if I type:
setfacl -m d:g:groupA: rwx /path/to/folder

Will the above work? Can you use setfacl on a nfs share?

A million thanks in advance,
Johnny Mac

custangro 11-26-2012 03:50 PM

By default, if the file system being exported by an NFS server supports ACLs and the NFS client can read ACLs, ACLs are utilized by the client system.

johnmccarthy 11-27-2012 09:30 PM


Both systems are able to utlize the setfacl utility on there respective local systems. When I use setfacl on the NFS share mount, regardless if it's the client or server, the response is "Operation not Supported".

Any thoughts?

Take care,

chrism01 11-28-2012 02:43 AM

Can you check the nfs version at both ends?

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