Category: Solaris NFS

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Solaris Troubleshooting : NFS – Hard vs Soft mounts

NFS-filesystems that are mounted read-write or that contain executable files should always be mounted with the “hard” option. Normally an application is not aware of where the data (files) it is accessing is located – it only knows the pathname.  The data could be located locally in an UFS...

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Solaris Troubleshooting NFS : error “setuid execution not allowed”

To prevent network break-ins, the “-nosuid” option is used in  “/etc/vfstab” and the “/etc/auto*” configuration files  used for NFS mounting filesystems. In “/var/adm/messages”, (the system log files),  the following type of message appears frequently: “Date machinename enterprise: save,uid 0:setuid execution not allowed”

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