Summary: Acessing SOL7 NFS server gives "Permission denied"

From: Ron Dewey (
Date: Tue Apr 13 1999 - 09:00:23 CDT

Thanks to those who replied but noone actually came up with
the solution.

I should have said that the OS upgrade was from SunOS 4.1.3_U1
to Solaris 7. This maent that I had to translate /etc/exports
into /etc/dfs/dfstab. After carefully reading the manual pages
I saw that the defaults had changed. If I read them correctly
then it would appear that on SunOS the default for exportfs
is read/write for all whereas for share it is read-only. Due
to this misunderstanding I created an incorrect /etc/dfs/dfstab



Original post:

I have just upgraded our NFS fileserver (SS20) to Solaris 7.


>From my desktop (Sol 7, no patches), other desktops running Linux and Sun
running Sol 2.6 (unpatched) I can access the file server through NFS with no
problems. However on all other Sol 2.6 and 2.5.1 hosts with recommended patches
applied I get "Permission denied" when accessing the server.

I scanned the FAQs and can see nothing relevant so I hope someone
out there can come up with a suggestion that might help.

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