nfssvc not available or version mismatch (nfsv4 client)

Ivan Voras ivoras at
Fri Jan 7 20:26:30 UTC 2011

On 7 January 2011 20:15, Rick Macklem <rmacklem at> wrote:
>> On 01/07/11 15:47, Rick Macklem wrote:
>> > What it needs to know is the domain name that you are using
>> > for bind, etc since that is appended to user and group names
>> > that go on the wire. For example:
>> > - If the machine's name is as shown
>> >    by the hostname command...
>> >    --> the domain name is
>> >    then the user rick will go on the wire as rick at
>> That's nice - so finally no UIDs over the wire? Or is it only for
>> logins?
> Well, no UIDs on the wire inside the NFSv4 RPCs. Unfortunately, if
> you are using AUTH_SYS, there are still UIDs in the RPC header. But
> if you use krb5 then, yes, no UIDs on the wire.

I was thinking about the practical scenario where users share a server
- currently, as there's AFAIK no facility for remapping UIDs in
FreeBSD, UIDs and usernames have to match on all machines. Will this
change with NFSv4?

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