nfs problem

David Utidjian utidjian at
Mon Dec 15 14:30:25 UTC 2003

Brian Fahrlander wrote:
> On Sun, 2003-12-14 at 20:54, Craig Tinson wrote:
>>guys.. hope someone can point me in the right direction here..
>>I have a rh9 server co-located at my isp.. I want to export the web
>>root.. I have:
>>/var/www/       <my ip>/,rw)
>     One more enable it for writing, you'll need to enter each,
> writeable IP address.  It's not obvious in the manual, but NFS doesn't
> allow wildcard matches to write...ever. (Unless they've changed it
> recently).
>     Export it like /var/www ip-address options
>     ...and restart nfs; that should do it.


I think you are mistaken...

will export to the entire 192.168.1.x IP range.

will export to a single IP address.

/var/www (no_root_squash,rw)
will export to the entire internet (note the space).

/var/www	(no_root_squash,rw)
will export to the entire internet.

/var/www	*(no_root_squash,rw)
will export to the entire internet.

It has been this way for at least the past six years. See man exports 
for more details (and other docs).


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