Subject: Re: NFS directories w' no permissions
To: Chris Jones <>
From: Greg Wohletz <greg@duke.CS.UNLV.EDU>
List: current-users
Date: 06/19/1997 12:27:15
>In recent weeks, I've started messing around with NFS, and I'm getting
>some weird behavior from my i386 and mac68k boxes.  When I export a
>directory via NFS, with a line like:
>/foo/src -ro -maproot=root rupert caesar khan
>I can mount it from another machine (say, rupert), also running
>NetBSD.  However, when I try something basic like a "ls -d" on the
>mount point, I get a "ls: /mnt: Permission denied".  Similarly, any
>operation I try on the mounted filesystem fails with permission
>denied.  I can unmount it, but that's it.  This basically destroys all
>the functionality of NFS for me, and I haven't been able to find a
>combination of options that fixes it.
>Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>Chris Jones                          
>           Mad scientist in training...
>"Is this going to be a stand-up programming session, sir, or another bug hunt?"

I saw this when mounting fileservers running recent incarnations of netbsd
from machines running older versions.  At some point reserved port mounts
started being required.  Try mounting with the -P option to mount_nfs.