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Top Forums UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers NFS mount home directory Post 16459 by Perderabo on Friday 1st of March 2002 03:40:14 PM
Old 03-01-2002
Well the home directory at least must be owned by the right uid. The the user on clientsystem had a uid of, say, 123, you really could just chown it to that numeric uid. Everything would work, however this situation bums me out. Therefore I would always ensure that the account exists on serversystem.

You can simply run the adduser program on both clientsys and serversys. Most folks would automate this somewhat. Other people copy passwd, shadow, and group around. Some people use rsync to automate the copy. Keeping 3 files in sync across several systems in a minor problem and there are dozens of solutions.

In the scenario we are describing, seversystem doesn't even need automounter running as I mentioned. If it doesn't need automounter running, it also wouldn't need any map file laying around. In fact, if /home is the location where these directories physically reside, it would be crucial that automounter not try to mount stuff there.

And bear in mind that you can't have it both ways. If you're not running NIS, then no entry in nsswitch.conf can specify NIS, including automount. So you can't use + in any maps. You have to modify the maps to be direct maps or something.
 
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MOUNT.NFS(8)                                                  System Manager's Manual                                                 MOUNT.NFS(8)

NAME
mount.nfs, mount.nfs4 - mount a Network File System SYNOPSIS
mount.nfs remotetarget dir [-rvVwfnsh ] [-o options] DESCRIPTION
mount.nfs is a part of nfs(5) utilities package, which provides NFS client functionality. mount.nfs is meant to be used by the mount(8) command for mounting NFS shares. This subcommand, however, can also be used as a standalone command with limited functionality. remotetarget is a server share usually in the form of servername:/path/to/share. dir is the directory on which the file system is to be mounted. Under Linux 2.6.32 and later kernel versions, mount.nfs can mount all NFS file system versions. Under earlier Linux kernel versions, mount.nfs4 must be used for mounting NFSv4 file systems while mount.nfs must be used for NFSv3 and v2. OPTIONS
-r Mount file system readonly. -v Be verbose. -V Print version. -w Mount file system read-write. -f Fake mount. Don't actually call the mount system call. -n Do not update /etc/mtab. By default, an entry is created in /etc/mtab for every mounted file system. Use this option to skip making an entry. -s Tolerate sloppy mount options rather than fail. -h Print help message. nfsoptions Refer to nfs(5) or mount(8) manual pages. NOTE
For further information please refer nfs(5) and mount(8) manual pages. FILES
/etc/fstab file system table /etc/mtab table of mounted file systems SEE ALSO
nfs(5), mount(8), AUTHOR
Amit Gud <agud@redhat.com> 5 Jun 2006 MOUNT.NFS(8)

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