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Re: mount nfs - Operation not permitted



> On Wed, 28 Dec 2005 11:29:39 -0600, Charles Howse wrote:
> 
>> I'm sure this has been asked and answered hundreds of times, but I've been
>> working on it for 2 days now, and can't resolve the issue.
>> I'm trying to mount an nfs filesystem that lives on FC4 from my Macintosh
>> across the home lan (machines are only 15' apart).  ;-)
>> I can successfully mount nfs shares that live on the FreeBSD machine from
>> the Mac, and can successfully ssh to the FC4 box from the Mac.
>> 
>> On FC4:
>> [root shemp ~]# cat /etc/exports
>> /disc2 moe(rw,sync) larry(ro,sync)
>> /home  moe(rw) larry(ro)
>> [root shemp ~]# cat /etc/hosts.allow
>> #
>> # hosts.allow   This file describes the names of the hosts which are
>> #               allowed to use the local INET services, as decided
>> #               by the '/usr/sbin/tcpd' server.
>> #
>> ALL: ALL
>> [root shemp ~]# cat /etc/hosts.deny
>> #
>> # hosts.deny    This file describes the names of the hosts which are
>> #               *not* allowed to use the local INET services, as decided
>> #               by the '/usr/sbin/tcpd' server.
>> #
>> # The portmap line is redundant, but it is left to remind you that
>> # the new secure portmap uses hosts.deny and hosts.allow.  In particular
>> # you should know that NFS uses portmap!
>> 
>> [root shemp ~]# cat /proc/fs/nfs/exports
>> # Version 1.1
>> # Path Client(Flags) # IPs
>> /home   larry(ro,root_squash,sync,wdelay)
>> /disc2  larry(ro,root_squash,sync,wdelay)
>> [root shemp ~]# cat /var/lib/nfs/xtab
>> [root shemp ~]# exportfs -ra
>> exportfs: /etc/exports [2]: No 'sync' or 'async' option specified for export
>> "moe:/home".
>>   Assuming default behaviour ('sync').
>>   NOTE: this default has changed from previous versions
>> 
>> On the Mac:
>> [charles larry:~]$ mount -t nfs shemp:/disc2 ~/mnt
>> mount_nfs: /Users/charles/mnt: Operation not permitted
>> [charles larry:~]$ mount -t nfs shemp:/home ~/mnt
>> mount_nfs: /Users/charles/mnt: Operation not permitted
>> 
>> properties for ~/mnt on the Mac:
>> 0 drwxr-xr-x    3 charles  charles    102 Nov 20 17:11 mnt/
>> 
>> My uid/gid are the same on both client and server...my username is the same
>> on both machines, password is different.
>> 
>> Anybody have a clue?  I've read and read and Google'd and browsed till I'm
>> blue in the face.
>> Could this be a problem with (what is it...) "non-privileged ports"?
>> 
>> -- 
>> Thanks,
>> CharlesĀ 
> 
> 
> I bet it's the firewall in FC4. Turn it off and see if nfs works. Then you
> go from there. Besides the port 2049 (nfs) you need to have several other
> ports open. The problem is those ports are not always the same, which is a
> problem with the firewall.

Thank you all very kindly for the suggestions.
The solution to the problem was the lack of the 'insecure' export option in
/etc/exports:
/home larry(rw,insecure,sync)

I discovered it by tailing /var/log/messages:
Dec 28 15:44:00 shemp rpc.mountd: authenticated mount request from larry:982
for /home (/home)
Dec 28 15:44:00 shemp kernel: nfsd: request from insecure port
(192.168.254.3:50646)!

Everything works now.  Thanks again.
Look for my new thread on discussing why questions to mailing lists and
usenet groups don't get answered.



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