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Setting Up An NFS Server And Client On Debian Lenny

May 01, 2009, 21:16 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Falko Timme)

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"3 Exporting Directories On The Server

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I'd like to make the directories /home and /var/nfs accessible to the client; therefore we must "export" them on the server.

"When a client accesses an NFS share, this normally happens as the user nobody. Usually the /home directory isn't owned by nobody (and I don't recommend to change its ownership to nobody!), and because we want to read and write on /home, we tell NFS that accesses should be made as root (if our /home share was read-only, this wouldn't be necessary). The /var/nfs directory doesn't exist, so we can create it and change its ownership to nobody and nogroup:"

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