SUMMARY : Permission Denied

From: Hyun Hee Choi (
Date: Tue Feb 14 1995 - 19:26:01 CST

Dear Sun-Managers,

Thanks to all responders. I solved that problem according yous answers.

My Original Question is ..

> Now, I'm using SunOS4.1.3 and a file system mounted from Solaris2.3.
> I loged in as superuser. But I can't modify the existance file of that
> directory. The message was " Permission Denied"
> After I identified id of mine as "root", I tried make new file in that
> directory.
> I can make new file, But It has the owner as "nobody".
> On Solaris2.3, I shared that file system like this.
> #share -F nfs -o rw /nms
> and On SunOS4.1.3 I mounter like this
> #mount -r nms:/nms
> What was the problem?


The problem is that root may not edit files that have been NFS mounted.
This is a security feature. Root has becomes "nobody" on an nfs mounted
filesystem, and cannot change anything. If you want to edit the files
you need to be on the nfs host.

        # share -F nfs -o rw,root=<hostname of 4.1.3 machine> /nms

String multiple hostname names with a ":", i.e.


Thanks to : ((KSM) System Admin)
 Mike Blandford <>
 Anchi Zhang <anchi@Starbase.NeoSoft.COM> Wed Feb 15 08:43:19 1995
 Tino W. Dai <> (Mattias Zhabinskiy 203-929-8810x251) (Cynthia Shang)
 "Christopher L. Barnard" <>
 Tom Orban <>
 Simon-Bernard Drolet <> (Jordan)
 "Susan M. Menig" <ddq251f@shoes.Bell-Atl.Com>
 "Susan M. Menig" <ddq251f@shoes.Bell-Atl.Com> (Mark Crowley)

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