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Re: Client connect to NFS server as user?

On Sun, 2009-06-21 at 10:51 -0400, Bob Goodwin wrote:
> Mike Chambers wrote:
> > On Sat, 2009-06-20 at 12:27 -0700, Craig White wrote:
> >
> >   
> >> but the truth is that using automounts such as /etc/auto.home
> >> or /auto.misc is even better
> >>     
> >
> > I wanted to use auto mounts before myself, but the one problem I ran
> > into, was if the directory wasn't mounted, and I wanted to download a
> > file off the internet (via firefox, or even an ftp gui) and onto the nfs
> > share, it wouldn't be accessible.  I would have to get access it or
> > whatever to get it to mount/appear and then download.  So I use fstab to
> > perm mount it.
> >
> >   
> I'm still trying to mount as user "bobg" without success! 
> is the server, is a client and in the "box9" client I have 
> the following lines in /etc/fstab:
>      /home/NFS-files         nfs    
>     rw,users        0 0    
>       /home/NFS-files         nfs    
>     rw,users        0 0    
> I'm not certain both are required but when I su to root everything works 
> as expected. As user "bobg" I get the following:
>     [bobg box9 ~]$ mount.nfs box48:/home/NFS-files  /mnt/home
>     mount.nfs: permission denied: no match for /mnt/home found in /etc/fstab
> /mnt/home is the directory on the client where the server files should 
> appear ... If it works as root it seems it should work as user with the 
> above lines. Obviously I have missed something.
> Help needed, an example of a working line would be great.
> Bob
does /mnt/home exist? if not... 'mkdir /mnt/home'

can users 'write' to /mnt/home? if not 'chmod 777 /mnt/home'

both client and server should be running portmap service...

/sbin/service portmap restart
chkconfig portmap on

Firewalls will be a problem and if you are running a firewall on the NFS
server, let us know and we will give you a way to deal with that.


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