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Re: [opensuse] AutoFS somewhat complex...
- From: Peter Suetterlin <P.Suetterlin@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2010 18:34:09 +0100
- Message-id: <20100414173409.GA23108@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Hi list and P.,
- I've got some interesting (I hope...) debug info.
- first, a manual mount of nfsserver:/export, it goes like this and it
works perfectly fine:
linux-3fm3:/ # mount -t nfs 172.16.11.229:/volume1/EXPORT /mnt/syn -o rw
linux-3fm3:/ # cd /mnt/syn
linux-3fm3:/mnt/syn # l
This doesn't yet tell too much. You only mounted the top level directory, and
that as root.
As far as I can see, this look really good.
I then carry on (using my regular vk account in another konsole) with
'ln -s /extern/vk myfiles'
This succeeds in that I get no errors - but also no activity at all in
That is normal. You can create any link to a non-existent file without error
I then try to list the contents of directory 'myfiles', in SuSE I type 'l':
In the client, nothing happens at all. Well, the symlink is displayed
in RED colour, it appears to be broken. But...there was NO ERROR when I
In the SYNOLOGY server however, I see this in the /var/log/messages:
Apr 13 21:26:28 mountd: can't stat exported dir /volume1/EXPORT/vk
-o rw: No such file or directory
Well...eh...that's not so difficult to understand in that the 'vk'
subdir indeed does not exist.
OK, now we're getting somewhere. Of course those do have to exist on the NFS
server, just like it would be the case for a complete NFS HOME setup.
So what I (thought I) understood you wanted is /home/<user> on the local disk
and /home<user>/Documents coming via NFS. For this, the directory on the
other end has to exist, and have the proper permissions. I.e., on the server
you will have to create the /volume1/EXPORT/<user> directories, chown each to
<user> (or the appropriate user ID if the users are not known on the server)
and probably chmod 700 them so only the user can read it.
If the NFS server has access to the userlist (/etc/passwd or similar) that
step can be automated, but it's definitely needed for my described setup to
This is where I'm stuck. I don't understand what's going on.
Well, I do, but I guess I missunderstood what you want.
You want the users to be able to create arbitrary directories on the NFS
server, is it that? That of course would be (from the permissions point)
quite similar to how /tmp is set up, and you don't need autofs for that but
just one general (fixed) mount for the root of the NFS...
Dr. Peter "Pit" Suetterlin http://www.astro.su.se/~pit
Institute for Solar Physics
Tel.: +34 922 405 590 (Spain) P.Suetterlin@xxxxxxxxxxxx
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