On 05/13/2011 12:13 PM, nasir nasir wrote:

Thanks indeed!

I tried your suggestions.

  -- I can mkdir
  -- When I try to chown, I get the following error

*chown: changing ownership of `nasir': Operation not permitted*

Could you please explain me what do you mean by 'You probably need rwx permissions in /etc/export' ? This is my /etc/export file,

see the '(rw' in those lines? That indicates read and write privs, but not execute.

I'm not an nfs guru, so I might be wrong. this post suggests that I am wrong:


SInce IPA is managing the IDs, they should be in sync across the NFS and autmounted client machines, but there might be something not right in the setup. if the IPA server isn't managing the machine that serves as your NFS server, then the IDs are certainly going to be out of sync.

*/xtra  *(rw,fsid=0,insecure,no_root_squash,no_subtree_check)*
*/xtra  gss/krb5(rw,fsid=0,insecure,no_root_squash,no_subtree_check)*
*/xtra  gss/krb5i(rw,fsid=0,insecure,no_root_squash,no_subtree_check)*
*/xtra  gss/krb5p(rw,fsid=0,insecure,no_root_squash,no_subtree_check)*

Also, I have configured a separate client machine (RHEL 6.1) and configured it as NFS server (previously my NFS server was IPA server itself) and the result is same. All the above commands are from this client machine only.

Thanks indeed again!


    *oddjob-mkhomedir[16401]: error setting permissions on /home/abc:
    Operation not permitted*

    It might be a root squash issue.  My guess is that the order of
    operations for creating a root directory, which is done by root, is:

    1.  mkdir /home/userid
    2.  chown uid:gid  /home/userid

    It sounds from the error message that the first stage happened,
    but NFS is not allowing the second stage.  To confirm,  as a root
    (and kinit admin) user on the client machine, just try these two
    steps in order and see if they still fail.

    chown is a different system call from mkdir, and might have
    different nfs enforced permissions.  You probably need rwx
    permissions in /etc/export.

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