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Old 09-12-2006, 11:26 AM   #1
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Trouble mounting files using nfs

I am having trouble mounting a network share from a linux server. Here is what I have done --

I added a line to the /etc/fstab file that looks like this: /home/someuser/folder nfs rw,user,noauto 0 0

Then I went to the terminal and type:
mount /home/someuser/folder
--I didn't switch to root

I then typed:
mount -l

Here is what was displayed: on /home/someuser/folder type nfs (rw,noexec, nosuid,nodev,,user=someuser)

I know by the user=someuser part that the correct username is being provided. I thought since it is using the username, that it would provide that user's password, which should give me access. Although when I click on the folder it tells me that I don't have permission.

Thanks in advance for any help.
Old 09-13-2006, 05:11 AM   #2
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what is in your /etc/exports
can you show them here?
Old 09-14-2006, 01:59 AM   #3
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Steps to mount NFS Share...

Please do the following steps in sequence,

To be done in the machine in which you have created the share.

1. Create a folder in the server (Linux Server) which you want to share with the other linux machine. say it as 'myshare'
2. Include the following entry in the /etc/exports file

/myshare <ip address of the linux machine>(rw,sync)

** rw - read/write
** sync/async -- synchronous / asynchronous communication

3. Execute the following command
exportfs -a
exportfs -v (will list all the share entered in the file)
4. Start the following services
Command to start NFS Service

service nfs start/stop/restart
service portmap start

Configuration to be done in the client machine

1. start the portmap service as said above.
2. Create a folder (sharemnt)and set the appropriate permission (RWX - 777 or 755 etc using chmod command)
3. Type the following command to mount the share to the local folder

mount <IP address of the server>:/myshare /sharemnt/

Now you will be able to access the nfs share.


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