Summary : NFS server on solaris

From: Arvinder Paul (
Date: Wed Dec 30 1998 - 13:53:01 CST

Hi Sun Managers,

My apologies for the delay in posting this summary.

Thanks to the following people for their thoughtful input in this muddy
subject. (Kevin Sheehan - Uniq)
Dave McFerren <> (Thomas Anders)
Anthony Worrall <>
"Michael J. Connolly" <>
Karl Vogel <>

Most of the respondents advised me to look into Totalnet Access Server
product from Syntax or the Samba product available on the internet as a
public domain product.

The management here is very picky about installing software that is not
supported. So, I went ahead and called syntax to request an eval of their
TAS product. I have been playing with it for the past few weeks and I must
say that from what I can gather so far it does most of the things that I
want it to do. Their pre-sales support has been pretty good. They have been
able to resolve most of the issues that I have come up with so far. The
administration is browser based which is pretty easy to get used to. It does
seem to simplify the NFS administration quite a bit.

I haven't moved the data yet but it should not be too bad.


My original question was ..

>Hello Sun managers,
>My company uses a novell based file server currently.
>I have been tasked with moving the nfs server from the novell IPX based
>environment to a unix server in the IP environment.
>I am planning to setup the nfs on a sun solaris 2.6 system. I am pretty
>comfortable with exporting the file system from solaris and mounting them
>from client PC. The file permissions part should be OK and I can create
>groups for different user groups.
>I haven't been able to figure out an easy way to do the administration for
>NFS file exports and user administration in the NFS environment.
>Is there any tool available to ease the migration or any tool for NFS
>administration under solaris environment?
>I would also like to hear from those of you who have done this kind of a
>migration or are responsible for NFS administration. Things to watch for or
>other things that can help in laying out the fle systems or managing the
> Arvinder Paul
> Network / System Administrator
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