May, 2010

  • NFS share name is case sensitive

    I was working on one of the problem in which user were unable to mount the NFS share. NFS share was configured on Windows box and he was trying to access it from Solaris. NFS share was configured properly with all the necessary settings in place. ...
  • Unable to fetch the mapping information from localhost

    Recently we got a case where User name mapping was not working. We did check the User name mapping setting. The user name mapping server was pointing to localhost. Then we check the User name mapping configuration. User name mapping was fetching the information...
  • TCP and UDP – NFS Perspective

    Recently I came across a situation when a specific UNIX client was not able to mount the NFS drive from Windows. Upon checking the permissions and related setting on server and client it was looking clean. My next avenue was to get a network capture...
  • RSH on Windows - revisited

    There are differences between Windows RSH and Interix RSH; I discussed RSH on SUA here . Windows RSH only supports etc/hosts.equiv mechanism, although it is called as %windir%system32\drivers\etc\.rhosts. It has system wide implication. It doesn’t...
  • Updating SFU 3.5 - Gateway for NFS to the latest possible drivers

    Services for UNIX 3.5 is on maintenance mode now and there will be no other update to this (read expect few scenarios). Additionally Gateway for NFS has been removed in Windows 2003 R2 and onwards. I know still a considerable amount of systems uses...
  • Manually populating information in Unix attribute tab

    There are many situations in which one need to manually populate information pertaining to Unix attribute tab. However we don’t recommend populating this information manually or using any script but just in case if you want to know then following...
  • Username mapping information is not getting stored

    Once we were working on an issue in which username mapping was not working properly. Whenever we add any advance map entry, it gets disappear once we re-open the MsNFS GUI or run the command mapadmin list -all. Same thing happen while adding the map...
  • Accessing NFS shares through an application

    We do get a lots of cases in which customer is looking to mount a NFS share as a System account so that the share is available even when the users logs off. This is usually required in scenarios where customer is running certain application which would...
  • Unable to install NFS services on Windows 2008

    We recently got one issue where the customer was unable to install the NFS services on windows 2008. On troubleshooting we found that port number '111' was occupied by some other service. We confirmed the same from the 'netstat -ano' output. The...
  • How to change the default ownership of a newly created file on Windows

    Recently we got an issue where customer was creating a new folder under a NFS share from Windows box, but the default ownership for the newly created folder was going to Administrator. Customer wanted the ownership to go to the person who is creating...
  • Anonymous NFS share not working

    I was working on one of the problem in which Windows 2008 was configured as NFS server. The requirement was to configure a NFS share where everyone can read and write. We create the share and configure it to allow anonymous access: We also...
  • NFS over Distributed File System

    What is DFS? 1) Group shared folders located on different servers by transparently connecting them to one or more DFS namespaces 2) DFS Namespace: Virtual view of shared folders 3) Using the DFS tools, an administrator selects which shared folders...