Network File System (NFS) is a network file system protocol originally developed by Sun Micro systems in 1984, allowing a user on a client computer to access files over a network in a manner similar to how local storage is accessed. NFS, like many other protocols, builds on the Open Network ...

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Confirm IPTables firewall settings for NFS v4 server?

This question has been asked here before but has conflicting and possibly outdated answers. It seems to depend on OS, version of OS, and version of NFS. On a CentOS 6.5 server, the default rules are ...
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NFS server service won't stop, client mount timeout?

Client machines were able to connect to our NFS server earlier this afternoon, and everything was running fine. The setup has been working fine for several years. No configuration changes were made on ...
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Sharing a folder through NFSv4 and Samba on Ubuntu

I encountered problem with configure samba server above nfsv4. I have 2 servers with Ubuntu 12.04 on both of them. First server serve as NFSv4 storage, for VDI and user shares. File system is ext4. ...
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How do I get the file name corresponding to an NFS file handle on Linux?

I have tcpdump output of some NFS traffic, it shows which file handles are being read or written. I'd like to know which files they correspond to. There's got to be an existing tool which will list ...
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Strange glitch with NIS

Good day. One of the network users with the NIS account (yp and automount) has some problems: after editing network service configufation file (/etc/sysconfig/network) and rebooting ...
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Yet Another NFS Permissions Error: Linux NFS4 Access Denied ('Auth Bogus Credentials (seal broken)') from NAT'd VM

Inside the VM, host address is 10.0.2.2, local address is 10.0.2.15. (VirtualBox). This gets translated to 127.0.0.1 on the host side. To connect: sudo mount -vvvt nfs4 -o clientaddr=127.0.0.1 ...
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NFS on Godaddy VPS

I'm having big trouble trying to setup nfs sharing folder between 2 VPS I have on GoDaddy, Tried to follow lots of step-by-step guides to do this, but I can't start NFS service, I get this error when ...
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Gluster + ZFS, deadlock during benchmarking: zfs_iput_taskq 100% cpu

First some background: I work at a company that runs a PHP-webapplication. We have a storage backend mounted over NFS on several webservers. Today we have the issue if one webserver writes a file over ...
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NFS failover fails with stale file handles while migrating resources

Running into a bit of a problem here , I set up two servers ( Centos 6 ) with Glusterfs and a shared directory between them, I have moved the nfs directory to the shared Gluster folder and have ...
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Very strange NFS speed

I've been looking into this behaviour for quite a bit, I'm not sure if it's normal but strange or an issue, I'm hoping someone can provide some info: I have a small linux server, but am using windows ...
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nobody user/group with NIS/NFS

Software overview Machine A(NIS server): CentOS 6.2 Machine B:(NFS server) CentoS 6.2 Client machines: OpenSuse 12.3, CentOS 6.4 and CentOS 5.6 Introduction and setup Machine A is an NIS server ...
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Which network file systems can deal with huge amount of subdirectories?

I need a network file system that can be accessed from multiple machines as the same time and that it will still be able to keep like 100.000 subdirectories of a single directory. In case someone is ...
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How to enable nfsd to support IPv6 on Ubuntu Linux?

I need to enable IPv6 NFS support on a Ubuntu linux server. This server has support IPv4 NFS. Linux info - root@nimbus-nfsserver:~# uname -a Linux nimbus-nfsserver 2.6.35-22-server #35-Ubuntu SMP ...
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NFS: force file mode/mask on mount?

I have a QNAP NAS on my network that exports some NFS shares, which I'm mounting on a linux machine. One of the shares has data only (no executable files). However, when I mount the NFS share, all the ...
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Which file sharing protocol (SMB/AFS/NFS/SMB2/SMB3) is best for an mixed client environment within an ad?

I'm just setting up freenas with ZFS and was wondering which file sharing protocol / data transfer protocol is the best to use? Has anyone experiences? I guess i have a very typical business setup. I ...
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What is changing the network interfaces?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 to virtual machine. I have edited /etc/network/interfaces like this: auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto eth0 iface eth0 inet dhcp Then I created a livecd.iso using ...
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How to allow writing locally on read-only NFS Partition

I created my own PXE/NFS network boot server on Ubuntu 12.04 as explained here. I can write to files on client side if I change /etc/exports file like this on server side: /srv/ubuntulivecd/ ...
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How to get decent NFS performance for workloads like git?

I manage a vagrant setup for our developers running OSX to manage VirtualBox systems for development. In order to support inotify inside the linux machine, we eschew the usual method of sharing ...
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Fully disable IPv6 for rpc on NFS server - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I'm trying to disable IPv6 completely on my NFS server (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS precise), but still seem to have some IPv6 ports listening as shown when I run netstat -lp: Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address ...
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Mounting an NFS or SMB share onto OSX only while connected to VPN

I'm setting up my machine to connect to network share resources at the place I work (there are NFS shares and SMB shares). This access is only possible through VPN. So my question is, Is there a way ...
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What network based file system for linux allows for read only access,remote access and allows for mounting at any time?

I'm brainstorming at the moment, but basically this is what I need: A remotely accessible and mountable file system for Linux That requires no password or key to access. Is read only Allows multiple ...
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Spontaneously unmounting NFS exports and nicstat network activity

We have one server which exports two partitions which are massive (one is 61 TB, the other is 28 TB), and we have a lot of users reading and writing to these when mounted on another machine. We have ...
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Can't rsync files to NFS mount where file has special characters

I am trying to backup a few directories (Millions of files) and a handful (A thousand or so) have special characters. For example, the source file is '78192-File Name ? Name File.pdf' And rsync ...
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Windows 7 NFS Client Using Kerberos and Linux KDC

I am trying to configure a Windows 7 Enterprise client to mount a NFSv4 share on a Linux NFS server using Kerberos and a Linux KDC. The setup is: IPA Server (OS: Scientific Linux 6.4, Pkg: ...
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alternative to smb.conf / normal samba configuration

I have a Ubuntu-based server that provides SMB access for many users. Is there any way I could manage the shares and user permissions WITHOUT having to update smb.conf everytime? I'm not using LDAP in ...
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NFSv4 through portforward

I would like to reach my NFSv4 servers though port forward. The big plan will be a cluster of NFSv4 servers loadbalanced with HAProxy running on localhost. But this isn't really important now. At the ...
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Single Sign On and NFS permissions on Windows

Like many, I've been trying to move away from Microsoft Active Directory + CIFS file sharing into a custom LDAP solution + NFSv4. All the workstations here run Windows 7, and I have set up the ...
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NAS delay file-availability

I have two machines accessing to a NAS on the same network (OVH), when I update or create some file in machine 1 after I try to read it from machine 2 and it's not accessible, even not visible for a ...
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Attribute caching of dovecot maildir boxes over NFS

I admin a mail server cluster: there're two different hosts that use a common NFS share to store maildir. Dovecot is the LDA. CPU load on NFS is really high, although real i/o operation on the disk ...
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NFS over wifi very slow

I have a NFS server hooked up to a client over a wireless network (n-router, b/g-client). I have terribly slow transfer rates of around 1.00 to 1.50 MB/s. I cannot seem to figure out how to improve ...
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export the same folder with NFS and SMB

The issue On my workplace, we have a rich environment of client including windows (from 95 to 8, also corresponding server editions), mac (from 10.6 to 10.8), linux (ubuntu, centos, redhat) and ...
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ZFS on RedHat configuration

I have to set up a ZFS storage appliance (Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-2) with NFSv4. The NFS is mounted on a Redhat 6.5 cluster, where the linux users are created (they don`t exist on the appliance). ...
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Relationship between MTU and NFS rsize/wsize options

I'm trying to understand networking settings related to NFS and various buffer sizes (and there are quite a few). I'm running wireshark and inspecting the TCP packets arriving at the NFS server. ...
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ZFS, NFS and Nexenta

Is this message familiar to someone ? zfs-clu-01a rpcmod: [ID 851375 kern.warning] WARNING: svc_cots_kdup no slots free zfs-clu-01a last message repeated 75220 times We have a lot of trouble ...
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root cannot access user's home folder shared via NFS

We have a local server that exports an NFS share, used as parent directory for Linux home folders in the network. The users authenticate via LDAP (running on the same server). Authentication works ...
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Unable to launch MSI installers off NFS share

I have a Linux server where I've configured a read only NFS share. The client I'm currently working on is a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine that has the NFS features installed. I'm able to open and ...
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How should I copy my VM templates between vSphere datacenters?

Background/Environment Architecture: My current environment for $corp_overlords$ is set up in a hub-and-spoke model with a technologically well-endowed home office hub (SAN, bladecenter/bladesystem ...
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DRBD vs. GlusterFS for replication

I need to build a solution to host internal git repositories. It needs to supports hundreds of thousands (or more) repositories. I plan on using multiple "dumb" servers with a shared storage, so ...
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Files sometimes fail to be retrieved from apache server

So, I'm not sure what the problem here is but I suspect it might be the server. So here's some key details Amazon EC2 servers (All in the same region and zone) Ubuntu 12.04 server Apache2 with gzip ...
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vSphere ESX 5.5 hosts cannot connect to NFS Server

Summary: My problem is I cannot use the QNAP NFS Server as an NFS datastore from my ESX hosts despite the hosts being able to ping it. I'm utilising a vDS with LACP uplinks for all my network traffic ...
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nmon NFS Performance Counters/Metrics

I have recently used nmon to record NFS client performance data from a suse 10 SP4 host and now need help understanding what the captured read & write figures truly indicate. With other ...
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NFS, Quota and LDAP

I have the following scenario in two servers with Debian: Server #1 OpenLDAP, NFS exporting /home Server #2 PAM with pam_ldap configured to authenticate against Server #1, /home directory mounted ...
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Where is linux automount's config?

I have a centos box, it has some NFS mounts. I'm trying to figure out these NFS filesystems get mounted. And I figured out if I rename /usr/sbin/automount to some else name, after reboot the box, ...
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Why does dd show slow disk speed first time?

I'm checking the disk speed of a hdd on CentOS 6 using dd command. The setup is a DRBD setup - with this server being primary. To ensure that I get correct values, I execute the dd command 3 times ...
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ls -l shows constantly updating log files with few minutes old time stamps (modified time)

I gave the command ls -lt to see which log files are constantly being written into, since if they are being written into, the modified time will almost be very close to date command's output. But ...
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nfs autofs automount of exported filesystems is empty on nfs server

I am having issues with empty nfs automounts on the nfs server itself. I'm running RHEL5.7 64bit exporting 4 directories as follows: /export/site/server13 *(fsid=0,rw,sync,crossmnt) ...
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Will locally mounting root filesystems of all remote servers being managed eliminate need to share dotfiles?

I've got about 10 remote servers being managed, through SSH, and I typically just SSH into each of them for remote management tasks. This requires me to have duplicated many of my dotfiles (like ...
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PHP file load time, perhaps related to NFS?

The Problem I'm attempting to diagnose a performance issue on a Drupal website I'm developing. In the morning, when the site has seen no traffic (not even a cron run) for over 8 hours, the homepage ...
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NFS server export list empty

After upgrading my router, I am unable to mount NFS shares from a Debian server on an OS X client. I have updated /etc/exports according to the new IP address of the client (first line previously ...
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Automounting home directories using LDAP in ArchLinux

I have managed to set up an OpenLDAP server that runs ArchLinux. I can now log in from the client (also ArchLinux) using the LDAP users. Now i want to mount the home directories over the network... I ...