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Old 06-05-2008, 05:11 AM   #1
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read only permission on NFS filesystem

hi folks, i have a very strange error over here in my environment. Among all 4 linux servers that are connected to a windows NAS box that uses NFS to share the filesystem, only in one i don't have the permission to touch a file or to create a directory

Is there any configuration on the linux server that i need to tweak a little bit? I have set full permission on the windows NAS box, even checked the allow root access, rw access options. What else did i miss out? Please help, this is really baffling. Thanks in advance.
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More details on how you have this setup is needed. How is it getting mounted? What's the permissions on the server for this one server to access it, etc?
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the volume in NAS box is volume E and in that volume i have two folders being shared Prime and SEQ. To set up the permission, we used the NAS manager as it is a NAS box. I give it full permission (rw + root access allowed) to all servers that are supposed to be connected, servera, serverb, serverc and serverd. After that, i mapped the user from the linux server a-d to users in the windows box. Of course i created the user in windows server first before mapping from linux to windows. We have users syn, sys and lc.

In the linux box, i set up in /etc/fstab file to point to the Prime and SEQ folders in the windows NAS box with options like rw, bg, hard, intr ,and of type nfs. After doing so, i issued service netfs restart and the filesystems are mounted successfully. On all servers i have no problem writing or creating files or directories but only on 1 particular server only root can write or create file/directories. The other users that i have mapped to the windows NAS box i can only do an ls or read only.


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