SUMMARY: NFS: chmod and chgrp

From: DP2 David A. Wanamaker (
Date: Tue Dec 30 1997 - 15:33:21 CST

On Mon, 29 Dec 1997, DP2 David A. Wanamaker wrote:
> I have a partition from a network appliances server mounted on my
> Solaris 2.5 box. The admin person for the network appliances server gave
> me root access to the mounted partition. With the root access, I would
> assume that I *have* root privileges on the partition. But I don't. I
> can not chown or chgrp any of the directories/files that I make.

First off, my apologies for the above e-mail being sent out 3 times...

I'd like to thank the following people for replying back:

Mike Carson <>
Andy J. Stefancik <>
Glenn Pitcher <>
Derek Flynn <>
Matthew Stier <>
Igor Schein <>

Welp, I should've known what the problem was right away. But since I
was told that I had been given root privileges, I though the problem was
on my end. The NetApp sysadmin had the following entry in her
/etc/dfs/dfstab file:

share -F nfs -o /directory/to/share

This only gave my machine read/write privileges.

In order for my machine to have root access to the mounted filesystem,
the NetApp sysadmin had to edit the entry to:

share -F nfs -o /directory/to/share

David A. Wanamaker
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COMM: (301) 669-3737
Office of Naval Intelligence
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Washington, DC 20395

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