I've been practicing how to set up an NFS share. i was told at first to set up one on my own box and i did. i merely had 2 accounts with to home dirs and made an entry in the /etc/exports file using the NFS server config tool. However, i have tried to set up a share on a co-workers box with permissions of course. But is not working. I have even tried to follow pre-exisiting entries in the /etc/exports file of one of our servers and the fstab and mtab entries of a former employee working on the box I now have. There must be somthing i just don't understand except everything. I will change names and numbers for security in my example.
Sever (coworker's)= radon IP=xx.xx.xx.1
client(myself)= iron IP = xxx.xx.xx.0
radon /etc/export entry
#this is to export my home directory from this machine "radon" ip=xx.xx.xx.1 to
# my home directory on my box "iron", ip=xxx.xx.xx.0 .
iron /etc/fstab entry
radon:/home/caligal /mnt/radon/home/caligail nfs rw,hard,intr,addr=xx.xx.xx.1 0 0
I have even entered and entry into the /etc/mtab on my box (iron) file like this
radon:/home/caligal /mnt/radon/home/caligal nfs rw,hard,intr,addr=xx.xx.xx.1 0 0
When i try to mount the /home/caligal directory from the server onto my client box
can't find radon/home/caligalin fstab or mtab
this is not true the entry is there.
Before i was getting messages the the directory does not exist
cannot find radon_so iput in the ip address in the mtab
now i get messages regarding the above fstab entries whether i try to mount the home/caligal directory form either machine. PLEASE HELP!