more attempts to resolve NSF issues

Mark Eackloff meackloff at
Mon Oct 24 19:39:52 UTC 2011

On 10/23/2011 11:03 PM, Bill Davidsen wrote:
> Mark Eackloff wrote:
>> I am fishing a bit here, but I have no_root_squash as an option in my
>> exports (server) file.  When the client tries to mount the directory
>> automatically at boot time through the entry in /etc/fstab I believe the
>> request is identified as coming from root.  See the "User ID Mapping"
>> section in man (5) exports about this.
> If you have ever made that userid stuff work properly you are a better (or more 
> patient) person than I. I think the root_id_squash prevents i/o requests from 
> root, not the mount itself. At least that's the behavior I notice, root can read 
> if public read is set, but can't write a 644 file.
Yea.  I tried it and you're right.

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