NFS: Does client have to be in server's hosts file?

NFS: Does client have to be in server's hosts file?

Post by Jason Griffi » Tue, 19 Oct 1999 04:00:00

I am trying to connect to a Linux NFS server.  I have noticed that I can
only connect if I put the client's IP address in the server's hosts
file, otherwise I get "Permission denied" message at client.

Is there any way fo getting around this and allowing anyone to access
the server?


1. NFS client can't see server's files

Howde all,

I have a Redhat 5.2 (2.0.36) file server and a Mandrake 6 client.  The
server is set up as an NFS client with two shares, the first is the
/shared directory.  The client can see the shared directory on the
server no worries.

The second share is the server's /home directory.  The client can see
the directories of all users, but that's it -- it can't see any contents
of the directories and cannot write to them.

I can telnet to the server and ls the home directories and see
everything just fine.

As you can understand, I'm trying to get the client to "log in" to the
server's home directories... but I am having no joy.  Any help would be
greatly appreciated.


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