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NFS Shares from Windows

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


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