Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

NFS Shares from Windows

Posted on 2013-05-22
1
Medium Priority
?
431 Views
Last Modified: 2013-06-06
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?
0
Comment
Question by:pma111
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment
 
LVL 27

Accepted Solution

by:
skullnobrains earned 2000 total points
ID: 39187242
- 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

----

the answer mainly depends on how your existing user management. maybe you can elaborate a little ?
0

Featured Post

Cyber Threats to Small Businesses (Part 2)

The evolving cybersecurity landscape presents SMBs with a host of new threats to their clients, their data, and their bottom line. In part 2 of this blog series, learn three quick processes Webroot’s CISO, Gary Hayslip, recommends to help small businesses beat modern threats.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Fine Tune your automatic Updates for Ubuntu / Debian
In the first part of this tutorial we will cover the prerequisites for installing SQL Server vNext on Linux.
Learn several ways to interact with files and get file information from the bash shell. ls lists the contents of a directory: Using the -a flag displays hidden files: Using the -l flag formats the output in a long list: The file command gives us mor…
Learn how to navigate the file tree with the shell. Use pwd to print the current working directory: Use ls to list a directory's contents: Use cd to change to a new directory: Use wildcards instead of typing out long directory names: Use ../ to move…
Suggested Courses

618 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