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How does a Windows client essentially access an NFS Share on a remote Linux Server?

I dont know how a Linux admin creates an access control list for a Linux Share, but how do they determine which users can access the share? And when a windows user (with an NFS client) comes to access the share, do they need to supply a username/password, or can the Linux admin add windows users/groups to the NFS shares ACL - thus theres no need to supply a linux username/password?
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- you can use builtin nfs security and allow anonymous access to shares based on ip adresses (low security)

- you can connect the linux machine to the domain and setup the mapping in active directory (will most definitely be a pain to setup)

- you can try this

Installing User Name Mapping
Installing User Name Mapping

User Name Mapping can be installed as a part of Services for UNIX on any computer running either Windows NT4.0 or Windows 2000. However, in order to use it as a central server, it should be installed on a Windows NT4.0 server or Windows 2000 server on a server class computer. It is not selected by default and must be selected using custom installation. User Name Mapping may be installed using either a GUI tool or a command line tool.
Configuring NFS Components

Services for UNIX NFS components, Server for NFS, Client for NFS and Gateway for NFS, can all be configured to use a particular User Name Mapping server. The name of the User Name Mapping server can also be configured during the installation of Services for UNIX. In addition, you may set a particular User Name Mapping server for using Services for UNIX administration. You may select a User Name Mapping server to be used for each NFS component.

pasted from http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb463218.aspx

you should be able to maintain a single mapping server. i never tryed but i assume this might work without the need for the linx machine to be aware of the domain

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the answer mainly depends on how your existing user management. maybe you can elaborate a little ?
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