All files on NFS4 mount are owned by 4294967294:4294967294

Kris Kennaway kris at
Wed Aug 6 14:39:11 UTC 2008

mikeco wrote:
> I have mounted an NFS4 filesystem shared by a Solaris 10 cluster environment
> and am able to browse all of the files, but I cannot touch anything on the
> filesystem because of all of the user and group permissions being off. 
> Here's my fstab entry:
> cnfs:/export      /nfs    nfs4     rw
> When I first umount and mount the filesystem, permissions seem to be working
> properly.  Users in our NIS environment have their home directories on /nfs
> and, for example, are able to create files in their homes.  Once I try to
> touch a file in a directory other than my home, I get a "Permission denied"
> error and I am no longer able to even touch files in my own home directory.
> Is there a way that I can get permissions to show up correctly?
> Thank you,
> -Mike

The NFSv4 client currently in FreeBSD is old and unmaintained.  If you 
can't find an answer to this, try NFSv3 or the new implementation 
recently posted to fs@


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