SUMMARY Re: NFS problem

From: Elvis (
Date: Sun Jan 31 1999 - 17:21:52 CST

The problem was root was being mapped to user nobody, the following line:

share -F nfs -o, -d "www"

fixed the problem.


Thanks to David Evans, Niall O Broin, Dennis Martens, Sandeep V Pandit,
Richard Smith, Ray Trzaska, Jaewan Kim, Nickolai Zeldovich, Eric

 On Fri, 29 Jan 1999, Elvis wrote:

> I have a sparc 5 and an Ultra both running 2.6 both patched up to Jan
> 25th, 1999.
> If I share a file system or directory from either machine to the other, I
> am able to read but not write to the nfs mount. For example:
> ss5:
> share -F nfs -o -d "www" /usr/www
> and then on the ultra I mount it:
> mount ss5:/usr/www /mnt
> I see the mount directory, I am ble to ls through the mounted directory
> but when I try to write a file I get "cannot create". Sounds like a
> permission problem but I am specifying rw in /etc/dfs/dfstab
> When I do a "mount" I do see that nfs mounted dir is mounted
> read/write/remote.
> Any ideas on why I cannot write?
> Bill

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