root can't write to NFS mounted directory

David Kirchner dpk at
Tue Oct 18 16:54:41 PDT 2005

On 10/18/05, Mohan Singh <mohansingh68 at> wrote:
> I have some home directories that is mounted over NFS.
> The users who log in via NIS can write to their respective home
> directories, but root on the NFS client can't.
> The NFS directories are exported via a NAS. I know it is not a
> configuration issue on the NFS server, as it previously worked fine,
> and the only change I have made recently is to wipe and install the
> client.
> What setting on the client allows root to write to NFS mounted directories?

I don't think there is one, but I could be wrong. There is a setting
which enables/disables global write access to the partition. Use
"mount -o rw -u /mountpoint" to remount it as read-write, if it's
read-only now.

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