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Is it possible to install NFS4 on solaris 5.6 -> 5.9 ?

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Hi,

I would like to get rid of the problem in NFS2 with 16 groups. Is it possible to install NFS v4 on solaris 5.6 -> 5.9 ?
I dont want to upgrade all my machines and server (hundreds...) to solaris 10.
Is this possible?

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NFSv4 support is written into the kernel. Unless Sun release kernel updates to support NFSv4 for versions 6-9 (thus also removing a reason to upgrade to sol10), you may well be out of luck.
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Actually, there is no limitation of 16 groups in NFS. That is a limitation of the AUTH_SYS authentication method used by default by the RPC layer. If you want to get around this limitation, you just need to use a different authentication method, such as RPCSEC_GSS.

I can't believe how quickly you took "no" for an answer.
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Blu,
Thanks for Your answer. Do you know any good sites that describes the way of inplement this authentication method (RPCSEC_GSS) on older OS's?

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