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Old 05-04-2004, 02:13 PM   #1
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NFS vs. Shorewall conflict (should be easy to solve - :newbie: here)

** duplicate post - i'm sorry but it's an easy question yet there's two places 4 it **
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Ok, i can get NFS to share read-only directories between two Mandrake Linux machines over a LinkSys box. However to do so, I have to turn off Shorewall, effectively leaving me wide open for Firewall protection....

What parameters do I supply Shorewall with to allow NFS to operate and is this a bad thing ?

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Old 05-04-2004, 03:00 PM   #2
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i never used nfs but i use shorewall on linux. You have to locate the shorewall rules file on your distro and allow nfs's tcp/udp ports. I am running bsd right now so i can't show you examples but you can find some on i think.
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nfs firewall

You may find this link:
Helpfull in setting up static ports...
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Here's a quick summary for Mandrake (not the only way to do it, but one way)

1. Edit /etc/sysconfig/nfs, setting the following variables :

2. Open up the following firewall ports
111/udp 111/tcp 2049/udp 2049/tcp 4000/udp 4000/tcp 4001/udp 4001/tcp 4002/udp 4002/tcp

3. Restart NFS
/etc/init.d/nfs restart
/etc/init.d/nfslock restart

(Tested on Mandrake 10, so I can't guarantee it works on 9.1; but if not it will just be a matter of where those variables are set).


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