Friday, July 23, 2010

NFS with Slackintosh as host

I am using Slackintosh 12.1 as my host machine and connecting a 1TB external ext2 fs HDD as my shared nfs drive.

This one took hours and hours and lots of time on ##slackware channel with a lot of friendly people to help me out. I will not post their names because I did not ask for permission.

login as root:

On Slackintosh (host) chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.nfsd

emacs /etc/exports

/shared/folder client.ip.address(rw,no_root_squash) other.client.ip.address(rw,no_root_squash)

emacs /etc/hosts.allow

portmap: client.ip.address , other.client.ip.address
lockd: client.ip.address , other.client.ip.address
rquotad: client.ip.address , other.client.ip.address
mountd: client.ip.address , other.client.ip.address
statd: client.ip.address , other.client.ip.address

emacs /etc/hosts.deny


/etc/rc.d/rc.nfsd restart

emacs /etc/fstab

/dev/??? /mnt/point fstype user,rw,auto 0 1 (Since mine is an external i have this entered. yours may not be an external, if it is already being mounted in fstab, skip this portion).


login as root

chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.rpc

emacs /etc/fstab /mnt/point nfs rw,nfsvers=3 0 0

/etc/rc.d/rc.rpc start

mount /mnt/point

It should now be mounted and you should have rw access to that drive as user.

The chmodding we did earlier will ensure that nfs services for the host and client machines will be turned on at bootup. And the line in your client fstab ensures that nfs system will auto mount at bootup.

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