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e-smith and NFS

Mike Coan

e-smith and NFS
« on: September 18, 2001, 12:24:42 AM »
We have one Linux desktop on our LAN, and we want it to be able to share files on the e-smith server.

The manual talks about sharing i-bays via Windows file sharing, appletalk, and ftp.  Is NFS turned off by default?

I added the line
/home/e-smith/files/primary192.168.1.0/255.255.255.0(rw.no_root_squash)

to the /etc/exports file

When I tried to mount that partition

mount 192.168.1.1:/home/e-smith/files/primary /home/mike/e-smith

I got connection refused.

Any info on the status of NFS in e-smith, or how to check if it is turned on would be aprreciated.

i suppose I could always use the Samba client to connect as a Windows machine, but that seems silly when connecting two Linux boxes.

Mike

Bill Scobie

Re: e-smith and NFS
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2001, 12:34:03 AM »
See http://www.e-smith.org/faq.php3#5q10 for why NFS is not included in base install, and http://www.e-smith.org/faq.php3#8q14 for what you will need to proceed.

Mike Coan

Re: e-smith and NFS
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2001, 12:55:33 AM »
Bill,

Thanks very much for the quick reply.  i looked in the manual, but didn't think to look in the FAQ.  looks like the safer bet is just use the Samba client on the Linux desktop.  The e-smith people have done such a good job with it, that I am reluctant to make all the changes necessary to add NFS anbd jeopardize the security and stability of the system.

Mike

Bill Scobie wrote:
>
> See http://www.e-smith.org/faq.php3#5q10 for why NFS is not
> included in base install, and
> http://www.e-smith.org/faq.php3#8q14 for what you will need
> to proceed.

Rob Hillis

Re: e-smith and NFS
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2001, 02:03:31 AM »
Mike Coan wrote:

> Thanks very much for the quick reply.  i looked in the
> manual, but didn't think to look in the FAQ.  looks like the
> safer bet is just use the Samba client on the Linux desktop.
> The e-smith people have done such a good job with it, that I
> am reluctant to make all the changes necessary to add NFS
> anbd jeopardize the security and stability of the system.

Just to throw a small spanner in the works, the NFS HowTo that the NIS HowTo refers to doesn't seem to exist.  However, the required e-smith RPM for NFS is there, and fortunately once you have NIS installed and running, almost any idiot (equalls me) can get NFS going as well.

The only reason I went ahead and installed NIS/NFS was to get LAN-wide authentication - something I've tried to find out how to do with Samba, but have repeatedly failed.

Based on my limited experience in Linux administration, it *seems* that if you install NIS the way E-Smith reccomends, any security problems should only be exploitable from your internal network... (I'm willing to be corrected on this)