Is NFS still broken in FreeBSD?

Erich Dollansky freebsd.ed.lists at
Fri Aug 9 00:45:10 UTC 2019


On Fri, 09 Aug 2019 01:46:27 +0200
hw <hw at> wrote:

> Hi,
> according to [1], NFS in FreeBSD is broken, and I'm wondering if it
> still is.
> I need to export some directories rw and some ro with an /etc/exports
> like this:
> /b/tftpboot/FreeBSD/install -ro -maproot=root
> /p/default
> The "default" directory needs to be exported read-write.  That seems
> to be impossible with FreeBSD --- if that is really so, NFS is totally
> broken in FreeBSD.  To make it more strange, it worked as intended
> until I restarted the server.  NFS v4 doesn't seem to work at all.
> This has cost me a whole day now :(
> [1]:

I alkso learned recently that trusting FreeBSD's handbooks is wrong,
but it looks to me that in you case, it would have helped.


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