Summary: unable to retain file permission as root on an nfsmounted filesystem

From: ritesh patel (
Date: Wed Nov 01 2000 - 15:14:31 CST

I must say this is the best place to get answers from knowledgeable people
and FAST too....Thanks to all who responded.....Answer was my syntax was
wrong, right syntax is

share -f nfs -o rw,anon=0 /tmp
share -f nfs -o rw,root=b /tmp

Original question:
Everything below is done as root:
>I have shared out my /tmp on server a as:
>share -f nfs -o rw /tmp anon=0
>I have also tried
>share -f nfs -o rw /tmp root=b
>Mounted on the client b under /temp as:
>mount a:/tmp /temp
>But i keep running into ownership problems. I copied a doc file from
>to /temp. But the original ownership and groupname were changed to
>nobody respectively. I think I'm sahring out the file system in the
>manner but it doesnt seem to work....I must be doing something wrong
>somewhere....can you guys please suggest something

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