All files on NFS4 mount are owned by 4294967294:4294967294

mikeco mikeco at
Wed Aug 6 15:03:25 UTC 2008

I've tried mounting it as nfs rather than nfs4, but it just scrolls an error
until I send a break:
mount -t nfs cnfs:/export /nfs
[udp] cnfs:/export: NFSPROC_NULL: RPC: Timed out

An rpcinfo of the NFS server shows that it should support versions 2-4:
$ rpcinfo -p cnfs | grep nfs
    100003    2   udp   2049  nfs
    100003    3   udp   2049  nfs
    100227    2   udp   2049  nfs_acl
    100227    3   udp   2049  nfs_acl
    100003    2   tcp   2049  nfs
    100003    3   tcp   2049  nfs
    100003    4   tcp   2049  nfs
    100227    2   tcp   2049  nfs_acl
    100227    3   tcp   2049  nfs_acl

I don't mind what version of NFS I end up using, so long as users are able
to access the share properly.

I'll also take a look at fs.


Kris Kennaway-3 wrote:
> 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
> (trimmed)try NFSv3 or the new implementation recently posted to fs@
> Kris

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