Solved

PCNFS client for Linux.

Posted on 1997-09-14
5
422 Views
Last Modified: 2008-03-17
I'm looking for a PCNFS client for linux, so that I can mount another filesystem via pcnfs to my linux box. I just want to know if there exists such a package and where it's located.
0
Comment
Question by:jaylubo
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:jlms
ID: 1586569
Which filesystems do you want to mount?

- If you want to mount any other UNIX's file system and the other UNIX has NFS server services then you don't need anything, you just need to follow a normal NFS mount operation:
mount <options> remote_server:/remote_filesystem /local_filesystem

PCNFS was designed to mount NFS exported filesystems in Windows machines so in reality you don't neeed anything but what you have in your Linux box.

If what you want is to mount  a Windows filesytem in your Linux machine then try SAMBA, maybe you have it already (depending on your Linux distribution), if not go to any search service and use the keywords SMABA and Linux to get what you need.

0
 

Author Comment

by:jaylubo
ID: 1586570
The problem lies in that I want to nfs mount a directory on another unix machine. The problem is that it requires a login and password, which isn't a problem on the windows machines because they have pcnfs clients. I'm looking for the same thing, but for a linux box. Maybe a better question might be how would I encorporate a login and password with the standard mount -t nfs command.

0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:jlms
ID: 1586571
Exactly what do you want to do? If you want to allow access to some directories to some users and to block others then you can achieve it by a proper organization of your /etc/group file and seting the apropriate permission for each directory you are sharing.

Nevertheless I still sugest you check SAMBA, if you need passwords SAMBA has server and client to interconect machines in a W95 fashion, so each user will be required to give a password to access resources on others machines.

0
 

Author Comment

by:jaylubo
ID: 1586572
I'm not explaining this clearly enough. What I'm trying to do, is
my university has set up some big fileservers that give each student 20 megs. They are unix based (solaris) servers, and the in the pc/mac labs you can mount the file space using pcnfs. I tried using traditional mount, to mount my directory, but it gave me permission denied, partly because in the labs you have to log in to use the computers, and obviously my linux box doesn't need the same login program as they use. Basically, I'm looking for a pcnfs client to mount my directory on my linux box. It is not a samba issue, I use samba on my local subnet with my roomates win95 boxes with no problems.
0
 
LVL 51

Accepted Solution

by:
ahoffmann earned 50 total points
ID: 1586573
i.g. mount is setuid root, **and** the traditional UNIX mount is a host, not user, mount. So there is no login and/or passwd required for mount, its all done by the server (the mashine you want to mount), it grants or denies mount requests.
Some modern nfs deamons (like linux's:) may be configured with  restrictions on mount (see man 5 hosts_access).
AFAIK, there is no pcnfs-client for UNIX, you must ask your admin to grant mount access for your linux host.
0

Featured Post

NFR key for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license (for 1 year, up to 10 users). This license allows for the non‑production use of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 in your home lab without any feature limitations.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

I have seen several blogs and forum entries elsewhere state that because NTFS volumes do not support linux ownership or permissions, they cannot be used for anonymous ftp upload through the vsftpd program.   IT can be done and here's how to get i…
Note: for this to work properly you need to use a Cross-Over network cable. 1. Connect both servers S1 and S2 on the second network slots respectively. Note that you can use the 1st slots but usually these would be occupied by the Service Provide…
Established in 1997, Technology Architects has become one of the most reputable technology solutions companies in the country. TA have been providing businesses with cost effective state-of-the-art solutions and unparalleled service that is designed…
In a recent question (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29004105/Run-AutoHotkey-script-directly-from-Notepad.html) here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to run an AutoHotkey script (.AHK) directly from Notepad++ (aka NPP). This video…

807 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question