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Re: block root access to NFS mount



On Tue, 2006-09-12 at 07:12 -0400, Mark Haney wrote:
> Jeff Vian wrote:
> > On Mon, 2006-09-11 at 14:28 -0400, Mark Haney wrote:
> >   
> >> Okay, here's a problem I'm running in to.  I have an NFS server that is 
> >> controlled via NIS for which hosts access the NFS mounts.  I need to 
> >> give root access to an NFS client host machine, but /not/ the NFS 
> >> mounts.  Is there any way at all to control this, other than making the 
> >> NFS mounts read only?
> >>
> >> (Yeah I know it's a strange question, but time is pressing and I don't 
> >> have enough of it to google.)  Any help would be appreciated.
> >>
> >>     
> >
> > By default NFS maps root to nobody.  Only if the no_root_squash option
> > is used when exported does root from the client have root privileges on
> > the nfs filesystem.
> >
> > Often this also means that root may not even access the nfs filesystem
> > at all.
> >
> > HTH
> > "man exports" will give more info, specifically in in the User ID
> > Mapping section.
> >
> >   
> > Let me see if I understand you, if I don't have 'no_root_squash' in my 
> > /etc/exports file for a particular NFS share, then if I am root on the 
> > /client/ I cannot access that NFS mount?  If so, that's exactly what 
> > I"m looking for.
> 
Read the man page, then test it and see if it does what you want.


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