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Hi everybody,
I just completed my first arch install. :-)
I have a desktop and a laptop, and I installed Arch on the desktop (the laptop runs Ubuntu 9.10). I had a few difficulties here and there, but I now have the system up and running, and I'm very happy.
I have a problem setting up an NFS server. With Ubuntu everything was working, so I'm assuming that the Ubuntu machine (client) is set-up correctly. I'm trying to troubleshoot the arch box (server) now.
I followed this wiki article: http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Nfs
Now, I have these problems:
- when I start the daemons, I get:
[[email protected] ~]# /etc/rc.d/rpcbind start
:: Starting rpcbind [FAIL]
[[email protected] ~]# /etc/rc.d/nfs-common start
:: Starting rpc.statd daemon [FAIL]
[[email protected] ~]# /etc/rc.d/nfs-server start
:: Mounting nfsd filesystem [DONE]
:: Exporting all directories [BUSY] exportfs: /etc/exports [3]: Neither 'subtree_check' or 'no_subtree_check' specified for export "".
Assuming default behaviour ('no_subtree_check').
NOTE: this default has changed since nfs-utils version 1.0.x
:: Starting rpc.nfsd daemon [FAIL]
- If I mount the share on the client with "sudo mount /media/desktop", IT IS mounted but I can't browse it because I have no privileges to access the home directory for the user.
my /etc/exports looks like this:
# /etc/exports: the access control list for filesystems which may be exported
# to NFS clients. See exports(5).
# Parameters to be passed to nfs-common (nfs clients & server) init script.
# If you do not set values for the NEED_ options, they will be attempted
# autodetected; this should be sufficient for most people. Valid alternatives
# for the NEED_ options are "yes" and "no".
# Do you want to start the statd daemon? It is not needed for NFSv4.
# Options to pass to rpc.statd.
# See rpc.statd(8) for more details.
# N.B. statd normally runs on both client and server, and run-time
# options should be specified accordingly. Specifically, the Arch
# NFS init scripts require the --no-notify flag on the server,
# but not on the client e.g.
# STATD_OPTS="--no-notify -p 32765 -o 32766" -> server
# STATD_OPTS="-p 32765 -o 32766" -> client
# Options to pass to sm-notify
# e.g. SMNOTIFY_OPTS="-p 32764"
# Do you want to start the idmapd daemon? It is only needed for NFSv4.
# Options to pass to rpc.idmapd.
# See rpc.idmapd(8) for more details.
# Do you want to start the gssd daemon? It is required for Kerberos mounts.
# Options to pass to rpc.gssd.
# See rpc.gssd(8) for more details.
# Where to mount rpc_pipefs filesystem; the default is "/var/lib/nfs/rpc_pipefs".
# Options used to mount rpc_pipefs filesystem; the default is "defaults".
Any help would be very appreciated!


Thanks, I finally got it working.
I realized that even though both machines had the same group, my Ubuntu machine (client) group has GID 1000, while the Arch one has GID 1001. I created a group that has GID 1001 on the client, and now everything is working.
I'm wondering why my Arch username and group both have 1001 rather than 1000 (which I suppose would be the default number for the first user created).
Anyway, thanks again for your inputs.

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