NFS File System Exporting
To have your home directory or another NFS file system exported to group of machines:
- Obtain permission via email from the machines’ owner.
- Email Helpdesk with a copy of the permission and a request for the desired export. You will receive a response when the export has been completed, usually within a few hours.
- Mount the newly exported file system.
If you don’t know who to ask for permission to export your home directory, please contact Helpdesk.
NFS and wireless
All wireless clients can only be configured for DHCP. Fixed IP addresses are required for NFS mounts, therefore no NFS mounts are available for wireless clients. Here are some instructions for using Samba to mount your home dir on home:
- Make sure that your copy of Samba is configured properly, instructions on how to do this are way beyond the scope of this FAQ but documentation can be found at Samba’s Website. Here is a sample Samba configuration file that contains the stuff you should definitely include in your own smb.conf to make connecting to home easier. This isn’t neccessarily a complete smb.conffile, however: it only contains the settings necessary to work with home.
- Create a mount point for your home directory on your local machine as the user you would like to have access to your home directory.
- Make sure that the file smbmnt is setuid root. You can accomplish this by typing the following at the prompt (as root): chmod u+s /usr/bin/smbmnt(This is assuming that your smbmnt is in /usr/bin, if it isn’t, then use the appropriate path).
- Mount your home home directory as your local user to the mount point we just created by typing: smbmount //home/yourhomedir /yourlocalmountpoint -o username=youreecsusername,rw at the prompt, substituting your homedir, local mount point and username where appropriate.
- When prompted for a password, type in your EECS windows password.