Date: 28-10-01 19:09
(posted by Dan Langille)
Hi, I was just setting up NFS on two FreeBSD 4.2 boxes for the first time and used your write up as a guide. It was very helpful however you had a few problems that where not explained very well.
The next problem I encountered was a permissions issue:
[root@ducky:/mnt] # mkdir temp
mkdir: temp: Permission denied
I tried many things to resolve this. Eventually it went away. I have no idea why. Sorry.
which could have been fixed with a few changes to /etc/exports. *should* read something like the following;
/export/path1 -alldirs clientPCName
/path2 -maproot=username clientPCName
this will allow /export/path1 to be read only by the PC 'clientPCName' and /path2 will give clientPCName the same permissions as 'username' to the /path2 directory tree.
a simple 'man exports' explains a number of the options for this file
Hope that makes sense and thanx for putting the page up, it had me sharing files in no time at all :]